Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is heading into the final year of his contract and any extension talks would be news to him.
Cobb told NFL.com that his agent hasn’t mentioned anything about talks with the Packers about keeping Cobb in Green Bay beyond next season, which is a pretty good bet that there haven’t been any substantive discussions at this point. Should that change, Cobb has made it known that he has no desire to move on from the Packers.
“I would definitely love that,” Cobb said. “But unfortunately that won’t be my decision. That will be on the team to come to me with that decision. I would love to get it out the way and not to have to worry about any of the conversations or answering any questions during the season that would take away from what we’re trying to do as a football team.”
One would imagine that the Packers feel the same way about the 23-year old receiver. He’s proven himself as a playmaker and was on his way to a big season before a leg injury wiped out most of last season. Cobb returned from that injury at the end of the year and looked good, which eliminates one possible concern about extending him now.
James Jones is a free agent this offseason and Jordy Nelson is also entering the final year of his deal, which leaves the Packers with several decisions to make at the receiver position in the near future.