Rich ChiminiESPN staff writer3 minutes of reading
FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Keep going around Familiar faces Aaron Rodgers will sign former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb with the New York Jets to a one-year deal, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
It was Cobb who walked off the field with Rodgers after the Packers’ season-ending loss to the Detroit Lions — the longtime teammates soaking in a nostalgic moment for what would be their final game at Lambeau Field after 10 seasons together.
Cobb became the fourth former Packer to sign with the Jets, joining wide receiver Allen Lazard, quarterback Tim Boyle and tackle Billy Turner. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is also part of the big reunion, having served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator from 2019 to 2021.
Given his close relationship with Rodgers, Cobb’s inclusion is no surprise. Cobb was on the star quarterback’s wish list — he recommended it to the Jets during a March meeting at his home in Malibu, California.
Lazard, who signed with the Baltimore Ravens, free agent tight end Marcedes Lewis and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. were also on Rodgers’ roster.
Rodgers, who was officially traded to the Jets last week, said during a January appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” that “I want the Randall Cobbs of the world — if he wants to keep playing — in my locker room. You guys can beat it.”
Cobb joins a talented Jets receiving corps that includes Lazard, Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Mecole Hartman Jr. and Denzel Mims.
Primarily a slot receiver, Cobb will join Hartman at that position. The Jets’ primary slot receiver last season, Elijah Moore, was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March.
Cobb ranks fifth in Green Bay history with 532 career receptions. He rejoined the Packers in 2021 after playing for the Cowboys (2019) and Texans (2020).
The Packers brought back the trophy in 2021 as a condition of Rodgers returning to the team. Cobb has played in 25 games over the past two seasons since returning to Green Bay.