Randall Cobb vocal on relationship building with QB Deshaun Watson
After recently losing star wideout DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, the Houston Texans have now brought in free-agent receiver Randall Cobb. However, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic prevented newly-acquired players like Cobb to quickly establish a connection with their new teammates on the field.
Despite the situation, the former Kentucky Wildcat is still looking to build good chemistry with his new quarterback in Deshaun Watson. The nine-year veteran spoke to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle to share his sentiments:
Cobb says that he and Watson are “trying to do the best we can given the landscape.”
“Obviously, we’re pressed for time with the situation we’re in right now,” he said. “We’re talking through everything, and I think that’s a big part — communication and [Watson] being comfortable and trusting me, knowing I’m going to be where I’m supposed to be when I’m supposed to be there.”
Before finding his way to the Houston Texans, Cobb was a long-time Green Bay Packer from 2011-2018. He went on to earn a Pro Bowl appearance with the Packers back in 2014.
On March 19, 2019, Cobb moved on and signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys. He concluded his 2019 run with 55 receptions for 828 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
His time in Dallas was cut short as he moved on to the city of Houston. On April 1, 2020, he signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Houston Texans.
Cobb will be entering a wideout room consisting of Will Fuller, Kenny Stills, Keke Coutee, and former Los Angeles Ram Brandin Cooks. They are looking to fill in the big shoes left by Hopkins and ultimately help defend the Texans’ AFC South divisional title for the upcoming season.