Just days after finally trading for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets have added another former Green Bay Packer by signing wide receiver Randall Cobb.
At first glance, it may seem like Cobb won’t make a huge impact on the Jets considering he only had 417 yards and one touchdown last season while starting only three of their 13 games.
But Jets insider Rich Cimini pointed out how Rodgers posted an unrealistic QBR the past two seasons looking for Cobb downfield.
R. Cobb hasn’t made a huge number of appearances in recent years, but the association with Rodgers is still strong. Over the past 2 years, Rodgers has posted a 90.7 QBR when targeting Cobb, his second highest QBR targeting a single player over that span behind only Davante Adams (90.8). @ESPNStatsInfo # jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 4, 2023
Consistency and chemistry are very important for a QB and his receiver, and moving to a new team, especially after starting with another for 15 seasons, is a big and difficult adjustment to make.
But New York has gone to great lengths to try to reduce that infection.
In addition to Cobb, they acquired Allen Lazard, who had become a big part of Green Bay’s passing attack over the years, offensive lineman Billy Turner and former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
The one element the Jets lack is a Davante Adams-type wide receiver, but Rodgers, on the other hand, says Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson reminds him a bit of Adams.
The Jets have a strong defense the likes of which the Packers haven’t had since their last Super Bowl campaign in 2010.
Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner took the NFL by storm, while All-Pro first-teamer Quinnan Williams is one of the league’s best defensive tackles.
As a result, the AFC will become even more competitive than in 2022.
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