Green Bay Packers should re-sign WR Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb and the Green Bay Packers are at a bit of a crossroads heading into the NFL offseason. After a disappointing season full of injuries for Cobb, he is set to hit the open free agency market. He would like to remain in Green Bay and the Packers would love to have him, but the business side of things will have to work out.
Rumors have been swirling that the Packers will not be willing to pay what other teams may be willing to give Cobb. That could lead the two sides parting ways after eight seasons together.
During the 2018 season with the Packers, Cobb ended up catching 38 passes for 383 yards and two touchdowns. He was only able to play in nine games for the Packers.
At 28 years old, the Packers have to make a tough decision. The decision should be to pay him to stay. They shouldn’t overpay or match what other teams may offer, but Cobb has shown once before that he will give Green Bay a discount to keep him in town.
Aaron Rodgers has made it clear that he wants Cobb to be back next season. Green Bay was thin at wide receiver last year with Davante Adams and Cobb as their top two targets. Both Equanimeous St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will develop this offseason, but keeping a guy like Cobb around is important.
Spotrac.com has Cobb’s market value at around $7.9 million per season. That isn’t a range that the Packers should pay, but if he would take around $5-6 million then they should do everything in their power to bring him back.
Cobb has been very important to the Green Bay offense over the years and it’s not time to let him walk just yet.