Randall Cobb and his agent can now start talking to other teams

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Wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will play huge roles in the success of the 2014 Green Bay Packers. Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports photograph

What would he leave behind?

Randall Cobb will be leaving the opportunity to play on a team that’s a Super Bowl contender year-in and year-out; but even more importantly, he will be leaving the opportunity to play on the same side as the best quarterback in the game of football.

If Cobb adds up the dollars and cents … and then adds in the intangibles … the decision is difficult.

Does he take the money now and devalue himself or does he settle for a couple of million less per year now to stay in Green Bay?

He must also be aware that he will only get better in Green Bay, having been thriving in the same system for most of four seasons.. He may even win a Super Bowl or two while reaping the benefits of endorsements that are sure to make up the difference, and then some.

The Packers are most likely trying to sell Cobb on the fact that his star could continue to rise if he stays in Green Bay.

If he moves on, there is a huge personal and professional transition.

All Cobb has to do is consider what he did last season: 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those are impressive numbers that placed him among the best in the league. His 91 receptions was good for a ninth place among league receivers; his 1,287 yards was 11th and his 12 TDs was tied for fourth among all receivers.

Would he be able to even come close to those types of statistics playing in Oakland or Jacksonville?

No.

Would he be able to do so catching passes from Aaron Rodgers?

Most likely.

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