4 Packers we already know will (probably) be gone in 2023
3. Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb has turned back the clock this season. He looks as explosive as ever and has made some big plays. Cobb is on pace for his best season in a Packers uniform since 2017.
He is making tough catches and also showing off his ability after the catch. Per Pro Football Reference, 66 of his 150 receiving yards this season have come after the catch.
Cobb is still a great target for Aaron Rodgers in the slot. So why could this be his final year?
First, there is the uncertainty over Rodgers’ future. The four-time MVP hasn’t committed to playing beyond this season. If Rodgers retires, there has to be a real possibility Cobb isn’t re-signed.
This year, the Packers kept Cobb but he was already under contract. He becomes a free agent in the spring, so a new deal would need to be agreed.
While Cobb is still playing at a high level, 2023 will be his age-33 season.
With Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson entering year two, Allen Lazard set for a new deal, and Amari Rodgers still on his rookie contract, the Packers could decide to move on from the former Pro Bowler.
Like Marcedes Lewis, Cobb deserves a Super Bowl ring before he retires. He has been such an important player for the Packers over the years.