1. Randall Cobb, Wide Receiver
If anyone was deserving of a pay-cut this offseason it was Cobb. Fans certainly would have preferred it over losing Jordy Nelson.
Like Matthews, Cobb hasn’t been able to sustain the success he saw early in his career. After eclipsing 1200 yards in 2014, he hasn’t broken the 1,000-yard mark in three straight seasons.
With Nelson out of the picture, the pressure on Cobb is mounting. Regaining his slipperiness after the catch will be key for his production and earning back the trust of Rodgers. He’s found his niche in the slot but he may have to step outside in some of Green Bay’s traditional packages.
If Cobb continues to struggle to get separation, the Packers may be forced to turn to less proven options and another fruitless season could mean 2018 will be his last in Green Bay.