Football journeyman David Cobb wants a chance in the XFL

Football journeyman David Cobb wants a chance in the XFL

David Cobb, former University of Minnesota star running back has played in the NFL, CFL, AAF and the Spring League. He’s looking to add the XFL to his resume now as well.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press caught up with Cobb and here’s what he had to say.

“I’m definitely very interested in that,” the free agent said by phone from his home in Austin, Texas. “If I don’t get into (an NFL) training camp, I just have to be prepared to take on the next thing.”

“I’m not old, but I’m old for a running back,” said Cobb, 26. “But I’m still trying to play as long as I can. Maybe an injury pops up here or there (with an NFL team). If not, wait for your next opportunity.

“There’s a lot of things I want to do outside of football, but I want to play football for as long as I can.”

Cobb hasn’t been on an NFL roster since the Bears released him in May 2017. He had a tryout with the Vikings in August 2017 but wasn’t signed.

After rushing for a school-record 1,626 yards as a senior in 2014, Cobb was taken in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft by Tennessee. He rushed for 146 yards as a Titans rookie but was cut before the start of the 2016 season.

He participated in The Spring League in 2018, and as a result, signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) on June 4, 2018, in time for their final preseason game. After recording 2 rushes for 1 yard, Cobb was released on June 11. Cobb would go back to The Spring League again for their summer showcase.

In September 2018, Cobb was signed by the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF for the 2019 season. In 8 games played prior to the AAF suspending operations, Cobb earned 137 yards on 35 rushes, and caught 3 passes for 11 yards.