Randall Cobb gets $13 million to sign

AP

The first big-name player to sign a contract over the weekend didn’t have to change teams to get paid.  And he got paid plenty.

Per a league source, here’s the breakdown of the contract given by the Packers to receiver Randall Cobb.

Cobb receives $13 million to sign, along with a base salary of $1.2 million in 2015.  For 2016, Cobb has a $3.5-million roster bonus due on the third day of the league year, plus a salary of $1.5 million.

In 2017 and 2018, the salaries are $8.6 million in each year.

Cobb also can earn $400,000 per year in workout bonuses and up to $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.  For every game he’s not on the roster, the four-year, $40 million deal shrinks by $31,250.

The cap numbers are $5.35 million in 2015, $9.15 million in 2016, $12.75 million in 2017, and $12.75 million in 2018.

The structure suggests that ultimately it could be a two-year, $21 million deal.  Ultimately, the Packers control whether Cobb remains with the team through 2016 or 2018.

48 responses to “Randall Cobb gets $13 million to sign

  1. GB with anothert contract that can work for both sides. This is part of the reason you don’t see them cutting people after 2 years into huge contracts.

  2. If the cap keeps jumping $10 mil/yr like it has the last 2 years, those $12 mil cap hits will not be much of an issue…assuming Cobb is still performing at a high level.

  3. Cobb is right now tied for being the 8th highest paid WR in the league. Packer fans of course pat themselves on the back calling this a hometown discount. Those cheese curd eaters are so self absorbed delusional.

  4. 8th highest paid receiver in the league. Why don’t you check his stats against the other 7 first troll.

  5. universalchurchoftruth says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:05 PM
    Cobb is right now tied for being the 8th highest paid WR in the league. Packer fans of course pat themselves on the back calling this a hometown discount. Those cheese curd eaters are so self absorbed delusional.
    ____________

    He IS very close to if not all ready a top 10 WR. Sure maybe part of it is playing with Rodgers, but I would rather GB sign a 24 YO with upside that has proven himself even in the year he was hurt, he helped make great plays to win the division.

    There would be teams that would be willing to pay more than what GB would to have acquire a player with is skillset. Not to mention there are WRs making a lot of money like Greg Jennings that are his prime over 30 and not even one the best 2 WRs have his own team.

  6. contra74 says: Mar 11, 2015 3:56 PM

    LOL
    ———–

    1287 yards, 12 TDS, and those were the SECOND best receiving stats on the team.

    The last time the Vikings had ONE receiver with those kinds of stats? Randy Moss…..in 2003.

    In fact, other than one year of Nate Burleson (2004) and Sidney Rice’s fluky 2009 season, the Vikings haven’t even had a receiver go over 1,000 yards since then.

    LOLOLOLOL the Vikings are terrible.

  7. Fair and Excellent for both sides. This is the reason Ted Thompson is the best GM in football and has produced a winner consistently for many years…………….

    Don’t kid yourself…It’s Aaron Rodgers..

  8. Wow!! He left at least 10 million in guaranteed money on the table. He better hope he doesn’t break his leg or blow an ACL cause he’ll regret it. Good deal for the packers, coming from a vikes fan!

  9. jcbadger34 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:17 PM

    1287 yards, 12 TDS, and those were the SECOND best receiving stats on the team.
    ——-
    And yet your team STILL owns the choke trophy!

  10. ninefingers9 says: Mar 11, 2015 4:27 PM

    jcbadger34 says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:17 PM

    1287 yards, 12 TDS, and those were the SECOND best receiving stats on the team.
    ——-
    And yet your team STILL owns the choke trophy!
    ——————–

    0-4 in Super Bowls, where your team was the favorite in every one.

    Pretty sure you guys still own the choke trophy…..and it’s the only trophy you have!

  11. So valuable as a “come at you from anywhere” weapon. Especially shines on third downs when his QB background puts him in sync with what Rodgers is looking for. Packers could have survived if he’d left, but are so much better with the continuity in place.
    Now we’ll hope that TT finds some defenders in the draft and maybe even (GASP!) signs a free agent for the D in his mode of Pickett, Woodson, and Peppers.

  12. Viking fans: bitter, angry, and desperately jealous of their neighbors to the east.

    The crushing disappointment that Randall Cobb didn’t sign with Minnesota must be almost too much to bear.

    On the positive side, you can always try again after he’s 30.

  13. universalchurchoftruth says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:05 PM
    Cobb is right now tied for being the 8th highest paid WR in the league. Packer fans of course pat themselves on the back calling this a hometown discount. Those cheese curd eaters are so self absorbed delusional.
    ====================

    And you know who is the 7th highest cap hit for receivers in the league for 2015? Greg Jennings at 11 million, even though he didn’t even crack the top fifty in receiving yards last year.

  14. In two years will Adams be better and deserve the money?
    In two years Pepper’s money could be available.

    One thing the Packers do well is having flexibility. That comes from planning years ahead on the salary cap.

    Free agency for the Packers is keeping the priority players not searching for talent. Earning compensatory picks is nice too.

    When things run smoothly sometimes it is difficult to appreciate what a good job they are doing until times like this when you see other franchises are flailing to assemble a team.

  15. How many years has it been since the Vikings have won 2 playoff games in the same season? Anyone? Anyone?

    27 years!

    Packers have done it 4 times since 1995.

    But keep trolling, Queenies…

  16. I get so sick of these choking comments. Yes, the last 5 minutes of the NFCCG were a cruel joke. But coming from fans of a team whose last decade of football has been a cruel joke its just ridiculous. Your team was out of it by November while we were contending in January. I wouldn’t trade for the world.

  17. you Viking lovers must ALL have short man syndrome, skollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  18. embrace the choke……you earned in not just this year but I think YOUR big blue brothers to your east also have a say in your constant playoff losing ability………

  19. percy’s like, man, if only i was 2 inches taller and my ego was a little bit smaller. ha.

  20. 13 million?? I thought he signed in Green Bay just because it was the best place in the world.

  21. fartweasel says:
    Mar 11, 2015 5:25 PM
    13 million?? I thought he signed in Green Bay just because it was the best place in the world
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    It’s a win-win.

  22. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:19 PM
    Fair and Excellent for both sides. This is the reason Ted Thompson is the best GM in football and has produced a winner consistently for many years…………….

    Don’t kid yourself…It’s Aaron Rodgers..

    ———-

    Don’t kid yourself. TT drafted Rodgers.

  23. Got out my calculator. At $100,000/yr., which is a fantastic salary for most everyone in the U.S., it would take 130 years to equal Cobb’s signing bonus.

    I like Cobb and I like the Packers.

    But, isn’t this all getting a little out of hand.

    At least he earns it.

    BTW, what does Goodell do to earn his $35 million each year?

  24. vegasgreek says:
    Mar 11, 2015 5:05 PM
    now go sign terrance knighton and chris culliver to bolster the defense.
    ———————-
    Terrance if it were two-three years ago and Chris Culliver stinks… dude had that elite Niner front seven and still got lit up… by Jacoby Jones of all people.

  25. Congrats to Cobb. I suppose he can’t wait to get on with the next 4 years of coming up short.

  26. I’m certain Jordy Nelson proved when Rodgers was out in 2013 that the Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers didn’t live or die on Rodgers arm.

    Randall Cobb’s ability to come out the backfield and make people miss as well as his contributions in the open field prove he’s not made by Rodgers arm. In fact, it’s hard to say ANY slot receiver is dependent on QB, because when you go across the middle like that you have to catch in traffic and make people miss. Which Cobb does.

    In addition… Green Bay’s defense is only bad at stopping the run. They were a top ten pass defense, top ten in sack, top ten in interceptions, top five in defensive scoring, top 13 in scoring. So yeah… don’t let facts get in your cup of haterade. Keep talking that smack.

  27. rosstuckershair says:
    Mar 11, 2015 4:19 PM

    Fair and Excellent for both sides. This is the reason Ted Thompson is the best GM in football and has produced a winner consistently for many years…………….

    Don’t kid yourself…It’s Aaron Rodgers..
    ==================================
    Right. Just like Tom Brady makes Edelman good, and other elite QB’s create big numbers for their receivers. That’s what makes elite QB’s elite, and that’s why they are so sought after and so hard to find, and Rodgers is no different than these guys. While an elite QB is a major asset to a team, he’s not the team itself. Rodgers couldn’t do it without a good O-line and a decent running game (Eddie Lacy ranked 7th in rushing yards this year). He’s not the whole team, like you always try to point out and fail, but he’s the most important player on the team by far, just like Brady, Manning, etc. None of those teams get to where they are without those guys.

  28. When you’re one of the top three or four teams in the league, you need to keep your own guys. The price-shoppers will settle….for teams like Minnesota, Cleveland, Oakland, etc.

  29. Right. Just like Tom Brady makes Edelman good, and other elite QB’s create big numbers for their receivers. That’s what makes elite QB’s elite, and that’s why they are so sought after and so hard to find, and Rodgers is no different than these guys. While an elite QB is a major asset to a team, he’s not the team itself. Rodgers couldn’t do it without a good O-line and a decent running game (Eddie Lacy ranked 7th in rushing yards this year). He’s not the whole team, like you always try to point out and fail, but he’s the most important player on the team by far, just like Brady, Manning, etc. None of those teams get to where they are without those guys…

    Oh but he is different. Brady can win in the playoffs. Manning and Rodgers are stat hounds.

  30. Oh but he is different. Brady can win in the playoffs. Manning and Rodgers are stat hounds.
    ==================================
    I understand your lack of objectivity and your need to put down Rodgers- but he has won in the playoffs. He’s won a Super Bowl.

    Rodgers has the same playoff record as Fran Tarkenton- except that he’s played better than him in the playoffs. Is Fran Tarkenton a “stat hound”? (Tarkenton was simply awful in the playoffs- 11 TD’s, 17 INT’s and a 59 rating. Including a 14.1 rating in a Super Bowl. How about Drew Brees? Is he a stat hound also? 6-5 in the playoffs. Is a stat hound someone who makes the playoffs but can only win one Super Bowl?

    I’m sure that in ’09 when Rodgers threw for 0ver 400 yds and 4 touchdowns against AZ in the playoffs, he was just hoarding stats- and it was his fault that the D gave up 51 points. Aside from a few playoff games, he’s put up good numbers and played well. His defenses in playoff games that the Packers have lost have given up over 37 points in 3 out of the 5 losses. That’s pretty tough to overcome.

    Just say you don’t like Aaron Rodgers because he’s a Packer. That’s fine. But you just look silly when you call him and Manning “stat hounds”. These guys are all out there to win Super Bowls.

  31. Two points: While I am not in the least bit surprised by a Packer fan’s comment that he needed a calculator to figure out how many years it would take to equal Cobb’s signing bonus if a person made $100,000/year, I was quite shocked that he actually got it right!

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