Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cobb would "love" to sign a long-term deal with the Packers

When asked recently by's Dan Hanzus if he wants to sign a long-term deal with the Packers sometime in the future, Green Bay WR Randall Cobb made it clear to the media for the first time that yes, that's what he wants. 

"I would definitely love that," Cobb said. "But unfortunately that won't be my decision. That will be on the team to come to me with that decision."
Now while that last sentence probably is true, that quote, in my opinion, pretty much locks Cobb in Green Bay for many years to come. I mean, the Packers won't let a great receiver like him leave when he doesn't want to, wouldn't you agree?

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I expect he'll be at the top of the list of players they'll want to extend this summer. Probably not before free agency or the draft so it leaves their salary cap options open.

The bigger question is how much is he worth? If he can stay healthy next season, then he would probably be in line for a Greg Jennings type contract ($9 million annually). He's probably going to watch closely to see what Eric Decker receives this offseason.

And they'll have to coordinate with Jordy Nelson's agent if they want to extend both players this summer, so one isn't paid differently. They're both of similar value.