The best quarterback the EAFL has ever seen was helped over the hump as the Dubai Barracudas defeated the Abu Dhabi Wildcats 21-18 in Desert Bowl IV at Dubai Sports City on Friday night.
Cobb struggled in the contest with two interceptions, but was a major reason why the Barracudas were in position to claim their first ring.
“It feels awesome, man,” Cobb said. “It was definitely a team eff-ort. I didn’t have the best game, but that’s why it’s called team-work.”
Cobb had said he was going to hang up his jersey when the Barracudas won and reiterated that stance after the celebration, pegging his retirement odds at “80 per cent”.
If we’ve seen the last of Cobb, he walks away with individual honours of being named EAFL MVP in 2014 and Offensive Player of the Year last season, with potentially more trophies in store in the fourth annual player awards on May 6.
Looking back on his three seasons, Cobb said: “I take it as we were able to excel every year, get better every year and hopefully I was part of that. Hopefully, I helped those guys achieve this tremendous victory.
“In the three years, I got a family and we were able to build every year to become the team we are today.”
Although Cobb is fairly certain he’s taken his last snap, Barracudas coach Kyle Jordan isn’t so sure his leader on the field won’t be back.
Regardless of whether Cobb is under centre or a coach on the sidelines, Jordan knows his connection with the team will never fade.
“I don’t know,” Jordan answered when asked if Cobb could return. “I told him to think about it and said don’t be so committed to retirement.
“Whatever he decides to do, I told him he has a place with us wherever he wants, whether it’s wearing a whistle or wearing a helmet.
“Whatever he wants to do, he’s a ‘Cuda. He’ll be with us one way or the other.”