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Randall Cobb is Staying Put

Randall Cobb

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed receiver Randall Cobb.

Cobb got a four-year, $40 million deal with $17 million guaranteed.

The deal has a slightly higher average salary than the one Jordy Nelson signed just last offseason. Nelson’s contract averages around $9.8 million.

We didn’t anticipate the Packers would be willing to go this high for their No. 2 receiver. However, it was clear Cobb was likely going to get more on the open market as, arguably, the top overall receiver available.

More on the contract as details become available.

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15 Comments

  1. Tequila March 7, 2015

    Fuck da Bears!

  2. billybong March 7, 2015

    you guys think is was bullshitting about the SkiDoo hey…told ya.

  3. TyKo Steamboat March 7, 2015

    That’s a lot of $ for a slot receiver. Salary cap purgatory….
    Let’s get Bulaga for a 5 year deal now…& Raji for a 2-year deal on the cheap.

  4. Phatgzus March 7, 2015

    Sure, it’s a lot of money for A slot receiver, but R. Cobb is THE slot receiver in the NFL, plus so much more. Yet again, a good deal for both sides orchestrated by TT. Congrats Randall and the GBPO. Looking forward to another 4 years and multiple potential SB berths. Now time to lock up Bulaga, and maybe even Tramon (though doubtful).

  5. UpNorth March 7, 2015

    Reports say Bulaga is looking for 7 to 8 million a year. Don’t think Ted is gonna stretch that far for him, but I didn’t think he’d go to 10 mil for Cobb, so who knows.

  6. Rick C March 7, 2015

    Guaranteed $ will be the key…… If it’s 20… That’s a two year deal.

  7. Howard March 7, 2015

    This came out almost exactly as expected. It makes it easier to figure the outcome when Sexton puts so much shit out to the media. It will be interesting to see if there is a poison pill in year four. This deal may only last for three years. Good for Cobb and the Pack.

    It is a lot harder to see what is going on with Bulaga as his agent keeps negotiations private, however the earlier signings today for tackles has probably set Bulaga’s contract value.

  8. Osseo, WI March 7, 2015

    Hey Fritz, I called it! The next key is Bulaga

  9. Osseo, WI March 7, 2015

    Green Bay has two top receivers locked up. The passing game will get even better with cobb’s ability to get open and jordys awesomeness! Davonte has a full spring and summer to get better. Richard Rodgers might have the best hands on the team. Aaron Rodgers will have his best receiver group.

  10. Shawn Neuser March 7, 2015

    This is very good news for Packer Nation.
    The devil is in the details. We will need to see what Cobb gets in guaranteed money and money in the first two years to truly be able to compare it to Jordy’s contract.

    Keep in mind that Jordy signed an extension whereas Cobb took the riskier route of playing thru his contract and becoming a free agent. True, that was mostly not by choice as Cobb’s injury in 2013 pretty much forced him to play thru 2014 to prove his value. Still, the riskier path pays the higher contract.

    The fact that Cobb waited until the evening of the first day of free negotiation suggests that Cobb took phone calls from other teams and that they didn’t offer ENOUGH over the top of what the Packers were offering to make it worth it. Cobb, thanks to his age, is in the unique position of possibly getting 2 big contracts in his career. It would be foolish to go to another team and lose millions off his second contract.

  11. Savage57 March 8, 2015

    I’m just kind of please that Cobb’s re-signed. Ted rolled the dice on Cobb last year, Cobb won the bet and it may have wound up costing the Packers more to keep him in the fold.

    The question now is will that extra money keep him from being able to sign Bulaga?

    An AR on the sidelines in sweats will make the money spent on Cobb look as effective as the ‘too big to fail’ bailout.

  12. Jeff March 8, 2015

    Great news for all. Maybe Abbrederis will contribute assuming he remains with the team.

  13. Brewtown Packer Backer March 8, 2015

    And P.O.S. Suh is out of the NFCN. Awesome day!

  14. Abe Frohman March 9, 2015

    Great news…but it’s old.

    What about Bulaga? Any offers on the table? Any other team bringing him in for a visit?

  15. Organicbuzz March 11, 2015

    Thank You Uncle Ted! Go Pack Go!!!