The Packers have signed Aaron Rodgers all the way through the 2019 season and there is one thing left he wants. Randall Cobb.
Cobb is going into the final season of his rookie contract, and despite missing most of last season due to a leg injury, Rodgers said he would like the Packers to re-sign him.
“I’d love for Randall to be next. “He’s a guy, again, who’s done it the right way. He’s been a great leader for us. He’s had some injury issues last year that hurt him that was out of his control. But he’s a consistent performer for us and a great guy in the locker room as well.”
With less than $13 million in salary-cap space and three other Packer players going into free agency next off season, it will be interesting to see what happens after this season with Cobb. It does look good though because head coach Mike McCarthy said he wants him back as well.
“Every coach wants his core guys, no doubt about it,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “You want to sign them all. Like I said before, if I was in charge of the player checkbook, we would have been way over the budget a long time ago. Yes, Randall’s an excellent football player and you always want to see your guys get paid and you continue to grow with them.”
Cobb will be one of the top five free-agent wide receivers for 2015, according to ESPN’s Mike Sando.