Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and quarterback Aaron Rodgers both have decisions to make about their NFL futures after losing to the Lions.
Randall Cobb and Aaron Rodgers have played a lot of football together in Green Bay. Sunday may have been their last game as a pair.
After the Packers fell to the Lions, and were eliminated from the playoffs, Rodgers and Cobb walked off the field, arms draped over each other’s backs.
It felt like a moment of significance, though speaking to the media afterward Cobb wouldn’t apply any specific meaning to it.
Randall Cobb addressed retirement speculation
“It was what it was,” Cobb said. “We just kind of had a moment and took it all in. I remember after my first-ever football game here in Green Bay, us walking off the field together and it was a special feeling. This one felt a little different.”
Cobb’s first game at Lambeau Field was a 42-34 win over the Saints. He caught his first-ever touchdown pass on 32-yard throw from Rodgers. Walking off the field then would have felt hopeful, with their futures ahead of them. This time, the specter of retirement for one or both loomed large.
Asked if it was the last time he and Rodgers would walk off the field together, Cobb was non-committal.
“I don’t know. I’m not going to say that right now,” Cobb said.
Later, he said he’d be “doing a lot of reflecting” over the coming months to “see where life takes us.”
Cobb is a free agent. He has played 12 seasons in the NFL, 10 of those with the Packers, amassing 532 receptions for 6,315 yards and 47 touchdowns in a Green Bay uniform. He had 34 catches for 417 yards and a touchdown in 2022.
If he decided to come back for another season, whether with the Packers or someone else, he’d turn 33 years old before the start of the 2023 season.