Free agency tends to give you a pretty clear picture of the guys who want to win and the guys who just want to get paid. Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb would fall into the former category.
“I want championships,” Cobb said. “At the end of the day, I want to win championships. I feel like being in this offense and this organization was the best place for me to have the opportunity for me to win championships. That’s my goal day-in and day-out to get those rings. I’m going to do everything in my power to help this team get to that position.”
Players have a great opportunity to do that in Green Bay. While the Packers don’t put a championship caliber team together every year, they typically put together a playoff-caliber team.
They SHOULD have themselves a championship caliber unit this season.
On the flip side, we’re going to point at now New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Revis signed with the Jets late Tuesday, getting a whopping five-year, $70 million deal.
Why do we single Revis out?
He spent last season with the Patriots, another place guys go to win championships. The Patriots wanted to re-sign him and guess who else was interested? The Packers, among others.
Neither team was going to pay that idiotic amount of money though.
The Jets are on the opposite end of the spectrum from the teams like the Patriots and Packers. When they’re not a laughingstock or a circus, which is often, they’re typically just not good. Certainly, no one would say “that’s a championship caliber organization.”
So Revis basically decided he’s going to play out his career (he’ll be 30 this year) in a place where he has no shot of winning another ring. And that’s fine. We understand, $70 million is hard to ignore.
We’re thankful Cobb has other priorities.
Exactly, thanks Randall.
Good comparison with Cobb and Revis. Everyone has their priorities.
Cobb got a good deal, and so did the Pack. With his and Bulaga’s contracts.
Nice post Monty, but not true.
When the contract finished, Randall will have 28 years old and one more SB ring (at least).
Then, he can sign for a lousy team with plenty of money to spend…