Why Randall Cobb wanted to play for the Texans

Wide receiver Randall Cobb had offers from other NFL teams, but when the Houston Texans reached out to him, he didn't hesitate.

The 10-year veteran agreed to terms with Houston last week, soon after free agency opened on March 18.

"It was a tough decision to make but what my agent was telling me about Coach (Bill) O'Brien and the opportunity that he wanted to give me to kind of do some of the things I did back in Green Bay was one of the main reasons that I jumped at the offer," Cobb said in his introductory press conference via phone on Friday.

A second-round draft pick in 2011, Cobb played eight seasons with Green Bay, finishing his tenure there with 41 touchdown catches, ranking sixth in receptions (470) and 11th in yards (5,524).

In 2019, Dallas signed the 29-year-old receiver to a one-year deal. Cobb played in 15 games with six starts, averaging a career-best 15.1 yards per catch. With the Cowboys he recorded 828 yards on 55 receptions, scoring three touchdowns.

The Cowboys were also in the mix to sign Cobb in free agency this year, but Cobb ultimately chose Houston.

"The reason why I picked the Texans, I mean obviously you look at what they've been able to do over the past few years, make it to the playoffs four of the past five times," Cobb said. "At this point in my career, I still don't have a ring, so I want to be in a situation where I have that possibility."

Houston Texans and WR Randall Cobb, free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, agreed to terms.

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