Randall Cobb and the Green Bay Packers have reportedly agreed on a deal that will pay him $40 million over four season. A deal many were not expecting to happen. It seemed the Packers werent willing to go into double figures per season for Cobb.
Randall Cobb back to Green Bay on a 4-year, $40 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015
However, both sides were able to agree on a deal that makes a ton of sense for both sides. While Cobb may have taken less money to stay with the Packers, its a deal that will expire before he turns 30. He is still only 24 years old, or 5 ½ months older than Kelvin Benjamin. The deal expiring when it does, should allow him to get one more big contract. Staying with the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers should help his next deal be worth more than if he had went elsewhere this off season.
For those keeping track, the #Packers locked up Randall Cobb about 4 hours ago. By the way, Cobb is 24. Will likely cash in a 3rd time
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
Cobb has continued to progress in Green Bay, since entering the NFL out of the University of Kentucky. 2014 was his best season, even after missing most of 2013 with a leg injury. He had 91 catches for 1287 yards. He found the endzone 12 times.
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Cobb should be in the discussion for top 10 receiver heading into 2015 drafts, along with his teammate Jordy Nelson. Nelson was a monster opposite Cobb in 2014 as well. Nelson had 98 catches, gaining 1519 yard and scoring 13 touchdowns. Rodgers should enter 2015 among the elite at quarterback as well, likely my number one quarterback.
All is not lost with DeVante Adams, who will be entering his second season in the NFL. The Packers offense has shown the ability to produce three viable fantasy options from the wide receiver position.
This deal should make the free agent market at wide receiver get very interesting. Jeremy Maclin, Torrey Smith and Michael Crabtree are a few names receiver needy teams will look at. All could see their price tags rise as the market dries up. A deep group of pass catchers in the 2015 draft class could prevent teams from overreacting.