Cobb’s surprisingly, refreshingly frank answer—not so much.
Cobb told ESPN.com on Sunday that he doesn’t think he should be next in line for a megadeal.
“I don’t believe I’ve done enough and I think that’s on me.”
Cobb, who won’t even turn 24 until next month, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will earn $812,648 this season, with a salary cap figure of $1,021,179, according to sportrac.com.
He’s coming off an injury-shortened season. Cobb was limited to just six regular-season games because of a broken leg he sustained in Green Bay’s Week 6 win at Baltimore and didn’t come back until the regular-season finale at Chicago.
Of course, he came back well. He only caught two balls against the Bears, but they were significant ones—a 7-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that gave the Pack a 20-14 lead and, of course, the 48-yard catch with 38 seconds left in regulation that gave Green Bay a 33-28 win and the NFC North title.
Cobb went on to catch two passes for 51 yards and also returned kickoff in the NFC Wild Card Game loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 5.
For the season, he had 31 receptions for 433 yards and four touchdowns and added 78 yards on four rushing attempts.
That came after a breakout second season in 2012 when he caught 80 passes for 954 yards and eight scores and ran 10 times for 132 yards, while also handling primary return duties on both punts and kickoffs.
Cobb said he’s not in a hurry and just wants to produce.
“My heart’s in Green Bay; I love Green Bay,” Cobb said. “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.”
Cobb said he’s not aware if there are talks ongoing between the team and his agent, Jimmy Sexton.
Still, in an age of the diva wide receiver, it’s refreshing to hear a player at that position not pull a hamstring trying to get in front of a camera.