World, meet Randall Cobb. Mr. Cobb, meet the world. On Thursday night, Cobb, the first player born in the 1990s to step foot on an NFL field, made his debut for the Green Bay Packers, and left quite an impression on those who watched him go to work. What we saw was a versatile playmaker with game-breaking ability who injected a shot in the arm to a Green Bay team that didn't necessarily need it.
Cobb capped a strong first quarter by the Packers, finding the end zone on a 32-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers. The touchdown was the first of Cobbs career and the third of Rodgers' day, giving Green Bay an early 21-7 lead. But Cobb wasn't done; he saved his best for the second half.
In a "no, no, no, no, OH HELL YES" moment, Cobb fielded a third-quarter kickoff eight yards deep in his own end zone and bolted. A quick juke, more than a few missed tackles and the young man from Kentucky was free, somehow emerging from a mass of bodies with nothing but daylight in front of him. We're just one game into the season and we may have already found the best kick-return of the year.
Related: Video of Cobb's kick-return touchdown.
Cobb finished the game with two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in addition to his twisting, turning score on the return. The second-rounder from Kentucky wasn't targeted often in the passing game, but played a pivotal role in the Packers 42-34 win over the Saints.
And with Cobb in the mix, the Super Bowl champions have yet another weapon, adding another dimension to an already strong team.