Why Green Bay Packers Should Feel Fortunate to Have Randall Cobb
As if Green Bay Packers fans needed another reason to love Randall Cobb, the dynamic wide receiver ensured Packer nation that his contract should not be a problem going forward. In fact, if anyone is worried about Green Bay’s ability to keep Cobb after signing wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract, they shouldn’t after what he had to say about it.
“I don’t believe I’ve done enough,” Cobb said referring to a big-time contract extension, according to ESPN, “and I think that’s on me.”
“My heart’s in Green Bay; I love Green Bay,” Cobb continued. “The three years I’ve been here have been unbelievable. But I understand the business side of it. I’ve been here to see things happen in my room alone with Donald [Driver] and Greg [Jennings] and James [Jones]. So I know the business, I understand that. So I’m trying to focus on day-to-day and handling what I can and letting the business side of it, letting my agent handle that and let it go that way.”
Everyone has talked about how the Packers could lose Cobb due to all the money being spent on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, outside linebacker Clay Matthews, Nelson and other key players. No one realized that Cobb is actually one of the good guys. I mean, people in Green Bay already knew him to be a great player. But, I do not believe anyone was aware how awesome of a person he truly is. He actually believes that the Packers extending his contract is a privilege, opposed to something that he is owed after his rookie deal expires following the 2014 season.
As a Packer fan, and one who is searching high and low for a Cobb jersey, I am honored to have someone of his caliber on and off the field. Not only will he help the team make a legitimate run at a championship this season, but he also is a man of true character off the gridiron. That is what it is all about.
Clearly, the Packers will pay Cobb handsomely, which will be well deserved considering the numbers he has put up the past three seasons. There is simply no way the team allows one of Rodgers’ weapons to leave, especially one of such supreme talent.
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