Randall Cobb is back with the Green Bay Packers for one reason only: Aaron Rodgers wanted him.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Thursday he acquired the wide receiver from the Houston Texans to help end the standoff with his franchise quarterback.
"I think that's a big part of it, I don't think without Aaron we would be pursuing him," Gutekunst said, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "This was a very important thing for Aaron and that's why we did it."
The Packers already had two starting wideouts in All-Pro Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The team also drafted Amari Rodgers in the third round of this year's draft; the rookie and Cobb are both primarily slot receivers.