Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham had a cornhole tournament this past weekend. We don’t really know much about that, but naturally Graham had some things to say to reporters.
One, he likes the team’s young running back trio. Two, he’s hoping teams double team receivers Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, leaving him in a one-on-one matchup.
— Kelly Price (@thekellyprice) July 22, 2018
I’m going to go with probably unlikely on that second point.
If I am an opposing defense, I am probably doubling Graham first and possibly Adams. While Adams is the Packers’ clear-cut No. 1 receiver, he’s never really been known for his speed or ability to separate.
Ultimately, that should leave plenty of opportunities for Cobb, who has had two, arguably three, down years in a row. Will this be the year that Cobb returns to his 2014 self, when he had more than 1,200 yards and 12 TDs?
There is certainly one similarity to this season and that one. Cobb is in a contract year now, just as he was then. Cobb is going to need to bust out if he expects to get anywhere near the $10 million annual salary the Packers are currently paying him.
Yes Sir Joseph…and if he does have a standout year, does that alone warrant a contract like his last one?
Does a team dare give him big money, taking the chance that once he gets the money, his production plummets again?
IMO, for Cobbs production the last 3 seasons, a good GM can find a slot receiver for 3-5 million to match that production. But we pay 10 million and don’t blink an eye. That is why…Rodgers should never, ever, ever take less money so the Packers can field a better team, because they don’t know how to use it. That, and Rodgers shouldn’t have to “indirectly” pay his teammates salary’s.
If it comes to light that Cobb really did refuse a pay cut, i’ll lose the little respect that i still have for him.
Here’s hoping that Graham is going to earn his 10 million a year and justify the Packers making him the leagues highest paid tight end. Because if he doesn’t earn it, it’s just business as usual at 1265 Lombardi Ave.