Randall Cobb returning to Packers on four-year contract
Randall Cobb will be returning to the Green Bay Packers after the team ponied up to keep their talented wide receiver.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Cobb is receiving a four-year, $40 million contract from the team that drafted him in the second round in 2011. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says $17 million is guaranteed.
Cobb first made a difference for the Packers mostly on special teams as a rookie, and since then he has established himself as one of the most talented receivers in the league. He caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.
Cobb will be making slightly more money than teammate Jordy Nelson, who signed a five-year, $43 million contract with the team last offseason. Between the two, the Packers will have around $19 million a season tied up to their playmaking wide receivers.
The Colts, Raiders and Texans were among the teams said to also have had interest in Cobb.