Cobb is likely to be an unrestricted free agent in March when his current four-year contract with the Packers expires:
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Randall Cobb, in my opinion, it is more likely than not that he will be gone and they will try to upgrade at the slot receiver position just feeling that his better days are probably behind him.
This shouldn’t be too surprising or heart-breaking for most. His numbers the last few seasons are just too poor to keep his current job as slot receiver. Our own Rob Born recently wrote about the Packers’ need to fill this role.
Cobb has spent eight seasons with the Packers with his performance peaking early on and waning in recent years. While he only played six games in his third season in 2013, he managed to end the season on a high note during the NFC Championship game by catching a game-winning 48-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter. What followed in 2014 was his best season with 90 receptions at 1,287 yards and 12 TDs. He then signed a four-year deal with the team just days before entering free agency in 2015. From there his performance has tapered off with this past season being one of his worse.
Of course, this is not official and what Mike Silver is saying is what everyone has been thinking already. Cobb will probably not have trouble finding a team where he could be better utilized. He was only active in nine games last year and LaFleur’s offense will need someone more reliable for such an important position. As Rob wrote, the role is likely to be filled by someone younger that could be picked up in free agency.