Packers: 3 important players who could be gone in 2023 free agency

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

WR Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb will continue to help the Packers’ offense as the number one slot receiver this season.

Aaron Rodgers wanted his old teammate back in 2021, prompting the Packers to trade for the former Pro Bowler last summer.

Cobb showed he still has great chemistry with Rodgers, the two connecting on 28 passes last season, of which 21 went for first downs and five were touchdowns.

But it’s entirely possible this could be Cobb’s final season in Green Bay.

Cobb’s future could be directly tied to how long Rodgers continues to play. While Rodgers signed a new deal this offseason, he hasn’t actually committed to playing beyond 2022. Maybe he does, but there’s also a chance Rodgers retires next year.

If Rodgers does retire in 2023, it seems almost certain the Packers won’t re-sign Cobb, who will become a free agent.

Cobb will also be entering his age-33 season in 2023. It’s possible Green Bay will opt against re-signing him even if Rodgers returns.

Much will depend on the development of the young wide receivers, notably Amari Rodgers. Rodgers plays primarily in the slot. If he makes a big jump in year two, the Packers may feel comfortable moving on from Cobb and allowing Rodgers to take on more snaps in 2023.