Since the start of free agency way back when, most players tend to say they want to stay put, taking sometimes less money to stay comfortable with the team they are already with. With the Packers and Randall Cobb, that clearly was the case at the start of free agency. Find out what are the Packers’ odds to win NFL Super Bowl 50 at Mybookie.ag.
The veteran wide out made the right move, putting aside the chance to make more money to stay catching passes from Aaron Rodgers and playing in front of the NFL’s best fans in Green Bay.
Mind you the deal wasn’t small by any means, as Cobb will make $10 mil a season, inking a four-year deal worth $40 million. He also will get no less than $17 million of that money, a healthy sum for a the former wide out from the University of Kentucky.
Last season Cobb had a huge year for the Pack, catching 91 passes for 1287 yards and 12 touchdowns. He probably could have made more cash on the open market, as teams like the Raiders were looking to try and land a big name like Cobb for QB Derek Carr to throw passes to.
Instead he stays at a place where he will snag balls from one of the best in the game in Rodgers, and also have a chance to get to the Super Bowl.
The Packers were inches away from it last season, but blew a huge lead in Seattle in the NFC Championship game before eventually falling in overtime to the Seahawks.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson did a good job making sure the deal is good not only for the wide out, but also for the Packers, as the deal will not kill their cap space for the four years that Cobb is signed for.
Cobb and Jordy Nelson are now signed through 2018. Rodgers is set to be with the team until 2019, meaning this threesome should have their way with a lot of secondaries in the NFC as they look to again get to the Super Bowl.
For Cobb, he is close to being one of the best wide outs in the NFC right now, staying in Green Bay will do nothing but help that, as he will have one of, if not, the best QB in the game throwing to him, and have a number of great offensive players around him as well.