Ex-Eagles Linebacker G. Cobb to Run for Congress [UPDATED]

The former NFL linebacker and radio personality would likely face off with Donald Norcross.



Inquirer politics reporter Jonathan Tamari reports that G. Cobb may only be “considering” running for Congress.


Not content with his empire of a radio hosting gigs, a Philadelphia sports analysis website and possibly dangerous video blog series, ex-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb is going to run for Congress! Newsworks’ Dave Davies writes:

Former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb will seek [New Jersey’s] 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, according to Camden County GOP chairman Thomas Booth.

“It’s certainly a great opportunity to take back this congressional seat as what it truly should be, which is the people’s seat,” Booth said in a telephone interview.

The people’s seat! Maybe The Rock can endorse him. G. Cobb played 11 years in the NFL, including three with the Eagles in the mid-’80s. G. Cobb’s opponent in the election is likely to be Donald Norcross, a New Jersey state senator and brother of George, Inquirer majority owner and influential South Jersey Democratic power broker.

How much hope does celebrity (“celebrity”) candidate Cobb have as a GOP candidate? “Andrews and Democratic presidential candidates have typically won more than 60 percent of the vote in the district,” the Inquirer’s Jonathan Tamari writes.