Predicting 5 Packers who have played final game in Green Bay
2. Randall Cobb
If Aaron Rodgers returns, he may want Randall Cobb back, too. But from a salary cap perspective, it’s hard to see how this is possible. Cobb is one of the few Packers wide receivers not scheduled to become a free agent, but he also has a 2022 cap hit of $9.53 million, per Spotrac.
There’s no doubt that Cobb made an impact in his return season to Green Bay. It didn’t take long for him to reestablish his great connection with Rodgers, the MVP quarterback looking his way often in key situations.
Until the playoffs. Surprisingly, Cobb was only targeted once by Rodgers in the divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the former Pro Bowl wide receiver going without a catch.
If Cobb staying is important to Rodgers, maybe the Packers would be able to work out a short-term contract extension to lower his current cap hit. However, releasing Cobb would create $6.75 million in cap room. With so much work to do just to get back under the cap, Brian Gutekunst will be forced to make tough decisions.
One of them could be releasing Cobb, who helped the Packers in his return this past season.
Even if Davante Adams returns, the Packers could need to rebuild their depth at wide receiver in the draft.