Packers who won’t return for 2023: Randall Cobb
The math is pretty easy, folks. If Rodgers is gone, so is Randall Cobb. These two were a package deal, always have been, and always will be. Rodgers made that crystal clear when he demanded the Packers trade for Cobb a couple of seasons ago, reuniting the longtime teammates once more.
One key sentence stood out in Rodgers’ postgame press conference on Sunday night in relation to Cobb and some of the other veterans on this team.
"“We’re a young team, there could be some changes with some of the older guys and it could be time to step away.”"
Those words could signal that Rodgers indeed understands it is time for him and some of the older veterans to head a different direction, and Cobb is one of them.
Cobb spent the first eight years of his career with the Packers before playing one year in Dallas and Houston, each. Rodgers then convinced the Packers to bring him back in 2021, which was part of the deal that Rodgers would stick around a little longer.
Now that the Packers are eliminated and have plenty of questions to answer, Cobb, Rogers and Lewis could be the odd men out. Is it finally time for the Packers to plan for life beyond Rodgers and company?