A Pro Bowler in 2014, Randall Cobb has been one of the most explosive players in the NFL for the better part of four seasons.
The Green Bay Packers have reached a new contract with Pro Bowl WR Randall Cobb that will give him a 4-year, $40 million deal.
The deal was reported by NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, who reported that Cobb’s new deal comes with $17 million guaranteed and will keep him under contract until he is about 29.
Rapoport also reported that Cobb, who had initially asked for at least $9 million per year (and was given $10 million/year), turned down half a dozen larger offers to stay with the Green Bay Packers.
Randall Cobb had 6-7 offers today, I’m told. He turned down considerably more money elsewhere to sign with the #Packers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
In four seasons with the Packers since being drafted by Green Bay in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL draft, Cobb has slowly emerged from a versatile speedster to one of the top receiving targets for reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
As a rookie in 2011, Cobb set a Packers record on his first ever play with a 108-yard KR TD – the longest play in Packers history. The following year he led the NFL with 2,342 all-purpose yards – another Packers record, and the most by any player since then.
Then in 2014 Cobb had his first ever 1,000 yard receiving season with 1,287 yards and finished 4th in the NFL with 12 receiving TDs.