Packers, Texans haggle over Randall Cobb’s 2021 guaranteed salary

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Randall Cobb isn’t a Packer yet. He won’t be until the Packers and Texans work out a trade.

Per a league source, one major term currently being discussed is the extent to which the Texans will be paying some of Cobb’s fully-guaranteed salary for 2021 of $8.25 million.

In recent years, an increasing number of trades involving players with guaranteed pay have involved the player’s prior team paying some of the money.

The deal also is expected to include a swap of late-round picks.

The Packers will pick up significant cap space when quarterback Aaron Rodgers finalizes a revised contract that converts most of his 2021 salary into a guaranteed payment. The deal also is expected to eliminate the 2023 season, making him a free agent after 2022.

A second-round pick of the Packers in 2011, Cobb spent eight years in Green Bay, one with the Cowboys, and one with the Texans. The trade is being viewed as an effort by the Packers to prove that Rodgers has Tom Brady-style influence over the players to whom he throws passes.

12 responses to “Packers, Texans haggle over Randall Cobb’s 2021 guaranteed salary

  1. Green Bay wants RC to appease AR.

    And the trade the Texans negotiate is pay some of RC’s salary and a swap of late round pics?

    Amazing, just amazing….

  2. The Texans front office is among the worst, so no doubt they will pay some of it. But in all honesty, GB is the team calling and acting desperate to show AR that he has “input”, so if I’m Houston I’m not offering to pay a dime.

  3. Seems the Texans have the upper hand in this one as Rodgers will throw a hissy feet if he doesn’t get what he wants. Knowing that, I wouldn’t pay any of his salary if I were the Texans. For once, they are in the position to fleece someone else.

  4. GB should pay all the salary, this is on them and Managing their QBs demands. Texans should hold firm on this one, they owe nothing to GB

  5. Cobbs salary is commensurate with the flatline compensation Rodgers acquiesced. That’s what friends are for.

  6. The only way this acquisition makes sense is if it was at a small cost. No way that happens when the Packers put themselves in an all-in position by admitting they need him to make Rodgers happy. Absolute insanity. Jordy Nelson will probably be signed by another team looking to fleece the Packers out of next year’s first round pick when they need to acquire him too.

  7. “Guaranteed money” will eventually be the death of most professional sports. There are only meant to be two guarantees in life – or one, if you’re rich enough.

  8. What are the Texans doing? You do NOT accept less than a 3rd round pick for Cobb and you do NOT pay ANY of his salary. smh

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