"I suppose I just miss my friend," quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished his Instagram post about Green Bay Packers, who lost longtime receiver Randall Cobb to the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.
Rodgers and Cobb played together for eight seasons Green Bay developed a close friendship, both on and off the field.
And they were great in the field.
When Rodgers targeted Cobb during his career, Rodgers completed 69.4 percent of his passes and threw 39 touchdown passes and had a passer-by rating of 1
Now Cobb will play with Dak Prescott and the Cowboys in 2019.
Cobb wearing a star on his new silver helmet will be an unusual sight Jordy Nelson attracts the silver and black of the Oakland Raiders in 2018.
The inevitable realities of service distribution in the NFL will make the Packers locker room a very different place next season. Cobb is gone. Nelson left. Clay Matthews is gone.
Remember, the 2011 Sports Illustrated cover was huddled with Rodgers and his incredible cast of passers-by at Lambeau Field? Well, Rodgers is the only one left.
The Packers veteran quarterback will look around in 2019 and find even lesser-known faces. In Green Bay, a new era has really begun.