1. Randall Cobb
Such as teammate Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb has received a lot of criticism thanks to lack of productivity. Entering a contract season, the time is now for Cobb to prove his worth in Green Bay.
You don’t have to look hard to notice Cobb’s production has fallen off since 2014. That was the first and only time in his career where he reeled in over 1,000 yards. The three seasons following he saw his yard total dip to 829, 610, then 653.
To put it in perspective, Cobb caught 12 touchdowns in 2014. In the past three seasons he has 14 total.
However, 2014 was also a contract year for Cobb. With the season he put together that earned him a shiny new 4-year $40 million deal. However, he hasn’t lived up to the standards of a contract like that. Seeing is how Cobb shined the last time his contract was up, there is hope for him to prove he still has plenty left in the tank this season.
Cobb is still very young as he turns 28 in August. Although he has suffered injuries over the years there is no reason he can’t still perform at a high level.
Plus, with Jordy Nelson gone Cobb is now the most experienced receiver on the roster. Besides Davante Adams, few to no receivers on the roster have taken a snap with Rodgers. That should bring hope entering a new season.
Cobb needs to prove he has the same skill set he had in 2014. Although he probably won’t see 127 passes thrown his way he’ll be up around the 90 range. Even if the numbers aren’t there Cobb can still prove he’s worth another contract to remain in Green Bay.