Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb admitted that he has more to prove before he signs a contract extension.
The Green Bay Packers recently locked up wide receiver Jordy Nelson with a four-year contract extension worth $39 million. Nelson was set to become a free agent in 2015, but he will stick around in Green Bay until 2018 at least.
Fellow starting wide receiver Randall Cobb also has a contract that will expire in 2015, so it has been assumed that he is next in line to receive an extension.
However, Cobb made a shocking revelation about his contract situation. “I don’t believe I’ve done enough, and I think that’s on me,” Cobb told ESPN.
The former Kentucky receiver is still 24, so it is likely that the Packers will re-sign him at some point. There are no experienced receivers in Green Bay other than the starters and Jarrett Boykin, so Cobb will have some leverage.
However, he suffered a tibia injury that kept him out for most of the season. The speedy receiver was on pace for a career season in 2013, and he had caught 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012.
Cobb still has more to prove though, and he will look to prove that he can be a consistently reliable starting receiver.