On the heels of Sunday’s brutal NFC title game loss, Randall Cobb is looking toward the future in Green Bay.
The Packers’ dynamic receiver, an impending free agent, made it clear he wants to stay put.
“Of course (I want to be back). I think I’ve made that obvious,” Cobb said, via NFL.com. “Like I’ve said before: This is a business. You don’t know how it’s going to go. What direction it’s going to go in. You just have to sit around. I hope that I’ve put myself in the position where it’ll handle itself. But only time can tell.”
Cobb cautioned that nothing is definitive because “I haven’t signed the dotted line yet.” It’s a wise tactic by the 24-year-old, who’s maintaining leverage in the event he hits the open market.
Regardless, he’s going to get paid. Cobb is coming off a career season in which he caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns, establishing himself as Aaron Rodgers‘ go-to downfield target.
While the Packers heavily integrated rookie wideout Davante Adams into the mix, Cobb proved his worth to a team that was five minutes short of a Super Bowl berth. NFL.com speculates that he could seek a deal similar to one Victor Cruz signed in 2013 — five-years, $43 million.
Cobb should get something comparable from Green Bay, who’ve shown time and time again that they don’t let homegrown talent get away.