Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb turned away more money to re-sign with the team, and said it was because he wanted to “win championships.”
Randall Cobb was one of the hottest names on the free agent market, and it appeared that the Green Bay Packers would lose him to a team that was willing pay more. Green Bay was originally offering him around $9 million per season, but other teams were reportedly willing to offer around $11-12 million. Both sides compromised, and they struck a deal for four years worth $10 million per season.
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There were quite a few questions for Cobb about why he chose to re-sign with the Packers, but he had one very clear answer.
“I want to win championships,” Cobb said.
That answer makes it very clear what Cobb came into the offseason looking for. He had made it clear multiple times leading up to the deal that he’d prefer to remain with the Packers, and he proved that by agreeing to the deal with Green Bay. It was a huge move for the Packers, and gives them even more excitement for the 2015 season.
At just 24-year-old, Cobb’s potential is absolutely through the roof. He ended up catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Those numbers show a good chunk of the potential that he possesses, but he still has some room to improve which is a very scary thought for opposing defenses.
Aaron Rodgers and Cobb were obviously improving their trust and chemistry with each other last seasons, and it showed as the season moved along. It is a duo that will be with each other for at least four more seasons, and they will continue to grow even more in that time.
Cobb is also an ideal compliment to fellow star receiver Jordy Nelson. They work well together and actually feed off of each other. That is the definition of a perfect wide receiver duo, and it helps make the Green Bay offense one of the most dynamic in the entire league.
That being said, it has already been a hectic free agency period and the official opening date hasn’t even arrived yet. Teams cannot officially sign deals with players until tomorrow, and it will be even more hectic at that point. Green Bay did the right thing by compromising a bit to get things done.
It will be very interesting to see what type of numbers Cobb puts up over the next couple of seasons, and whether or not the two sides will have a win-win scenario in four years looking back on this deal.
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