Randall Cobb has been a great wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers throughout the Aaron Rodgers era.
But entering the offseason, it’s unclear what’s next for the former Pro Bowler.
Cobb is set to become a free agent in March. Will he re-sign with the Packers, join a new team, or retire?
Should the Packers bring Cobb back? Let’s look at the reasons for and against.
Why the Packers re-sign Randall Cobb
If Aaron Rodgers is back with the Packers in 2023, it would make sense to also re-sign Randall Cobb. Cobb is one of Rodgers’ greatest-ever targets, and they have an excellent connection on the field.
Cobb might not catch a ton of passes each game, but he can still come up with game-changing plays. Rodgers trusts him in the key moments, and Cobb often steps up when they need him most.
A new one-year deal would likely be affordable for Green Bay.
If Rodgers is back, the Packers should re-sign as many key players as possible to compete for a Super Bowl. And if Cobb wants to keep playing, bring him back to Green Bay.
Why the Packers don’t re-sign Randall Cobb
If Rodgers isn’t back in Green Bay, it seems unlikely the team will re-sign Cobb.
In his two seasons back in Green Bay, Cobb has made 62 catches for 792 yards and six touchdowns. But he has also missed nine games over the past couple of years.
Cobb is still a good player. But if Rodgers goes, so does their incredible connection. It will take time to build something similar with Jordan Love.
With Love, the Packers should look to the long-term future, moving forward with Love and young receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, and anyone else they add this offseason.
Cobb has enjoyed a fantastic career in Green Bay. If Rodgers returns in 2023, it would make sense to bring back Cobb on a short-term deal. If Rodgers is gone, Cobb’s time in Green Bay could also be over.