5 players the Packers were right to move on from in 2023

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2. Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb is a franchise legend and will deservedly make the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame at the end of his career. But it's the right time to move on.

Re-signing Cobb only made sense if Aaron Rodgers returned for another season. The Packers would then be in win-now mode, and bringing back one of Rodgers' most trusted targets would've made sense.

It's why the New York Jets signing Cobb is a smart decision. Rodgers will have to build chemistry with his new wide receivers, but he gets two pass-catchers he already has a great connection with: Cobb and Allen Lazard. That will help the Jets' offense.

With the Packers turning to Jordan Love, it makes sense to build a young receiving corps around him. That's exactly what the Packers have done. Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, and Grant DuBose were all drafted within the past two years.

Cobb made the best move for him by going to the Jets. He gets another opportunity to win a championship, and he continues to play alongside Aaron Rodgers. The Packers also made the right call, moving forward with a young receiving corps to build around Jordan Love.