3 players Packers could cut in 2022 to create cap room

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Randall Cobb

Potential cap savings: $6.86 million

Randall Cobb will forever be one of my favorite Packers players, something many fans can agree on. It’s been amazing to see him back in Green Bay this season and we’ve enjoyed some vintage Randall Cobb moments throughout the year.

This year, Cobb’s cap hit is a little over $2.6 million, but it jumps up to $9.64 million in 2022.

Bringing back Cobb was a move for Aaron Rodgers, but it’s not a guarantee Rodgers will even still be on the team next season. If Rodgers goes, it won’t be a surprise if Cobb follows him to his new team in the same way Rob Gronkowski did when Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

More importantly, if Rodgers is traded away, it signals the start of a transition period for the Packers. No longer would it be the ‘Last Dance’ and a team all-in to win in the current year. It would be the time to rebuild under a young quarterback in Jordan Love.

That would require getting into a healthier salary-cap situation, and possibly starting over at positions like wide receiver.

It’s been so fun watching Cobb wearing the green and gold this season, but it might just be a one-year return.