Houston Texans are moving away from Randall Cobb too
By some comments made by former Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb on Thursday, the feeling is he couldn’t get away from the organization fast enough and return to his original team, the Green Bay Packers.
Cobb played just one season with the Houston Texans and made a lot of money from the franchise with not the most production or time on the field, so it was good for both the Texans and Cobb to part ways in the very early stages of training camp 2021.
The slot receiver, Cobb – who is entering his 11th NFL season – played in 10 games in ’20 with two of those games being starts. Cobb had 38 receptions last season for 441 yards and three touchdowns, so it isn’t like the Texans traded away one of the best receivers in the entire NFL for a Day 3 draft pick. The Texans have traded away one of the best wide receivers in the NFL before, just not this time.
Cobb returns to the Green Bay Packers to have a reunion with quarterback Aaron Rodgers per the request of Rodgers. The Texans in return received a ’22 sixth-round draft pick.
As for his comments when returning to Green Bay in a press conference, Cobb said the following about the Texans per ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky:
Houston Texans: Will Cobb’s comments hurt the future of the franchise?
Calling the Houston Texans a “start-up” compared to the Packers is harsh, but to be fair, the Packers have a storied history of NFL and Super Bowl championships, they have legendary head coaches, Hall of Fame quarterbacks, and they have one of the most hallowed stadiums in all of the NFL.
The Texans played their first game in 2002, and though they have won a good number of AFC South championships since joining the NFL, they are the youngest franchise in the entire league, and the Packers are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL.
So much has happened with the Houston in the past couple years, and with the team rebuilding their front office and roster, plus having a franchise QB who no longer wants to be on the roster, sure, they are kind of like a start-up again to a certain degree.
Eventually the Houston Texans will get things organized, and who knows? One day when this rebuild is complete they can be contenders in the AFC South and beyond, but what Cobb said shouldn’t hamper the Texans in future free agency acquisitions, though they didn’t help matters, either.
The Houston Texans have moved on by trading for Anthony Miller as he seems to be Cobb’s replacement, and Cobb has moved on from his tenure with the Texans, so it is now time for both parties to move on and look forward to what ’21 brings.