It is rare to see an athlete be candid about their pay regardless of the sport they are in. In this day and age, we are accustomed to seeing athletes demanding more money from their teams.
While this may not always be the case, it certainly is the majority of contract disputes throughout sports. That is why it is so shocking to hear a top-tier NFL wide receiver like Randall Cobb state that he believes he is not worthy of a contract extension just yet.
Yes, you read that correctly. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb told ESPN that he does not believe he has done enough for an extension yet.
His comments were just hours after the Packers announced that they signed Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract extension.
With Cobb’s rookie deal set to expire at the end of next season, many pundits expected the Packers to try to re-sign Cobb before he becomes a free agent next season.
In 2012, Cobb broke onto the NFL scene with eight touchdowns off of 80 receptions. He also compiled 954 yards in his breakout season.
Cobb was on pace for yet another stellar season last year until he sustained an unfortunate injury in week 6. During the game against the defending champion Baltimore Ravens, Cobb was hit in the leg by safety Matt Elam. The impact ultimately left Cobb with a fractured tibia, and he was forced to sit out the next 10 games before returning for the regular-season finale.
Of course, in his return he caught the game winning touchdown that gave the Packers the NFC North title and a berth into the playoffs.
With Cobb playing for a potentially huge contract at the end of next season, expect big numbers from him when the season gets underway in just a few short months.