clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL free agency: Randall Cobb looking for $9 million a year?

One of the premier potential free agents is rumored to be looking for a deal similar to that of his teammate.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are projected to have the most cap room in the NFL when free agency opens and many expect them to make a few splashes in free agency. One of those players who the team could target is Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, who many think will actually hit the open market.

The biggest question is what Cobb would cost in free agency and thanks to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, we have a little bit of a clearer picture.

Indications are that Cobb is seeking a deal that averages in the $9 million per year range. That would come close to the four-year, $39 million contract extension the Packers gave receiver Jordy Nelson last summer.

As mentioned, Nelson signed a four-year deal for $39 million with $11.5 million guaranteed. If Cobb is looking for a deal similar to that, I can't even express how quickly I'd be on the phone offering it and then some for his services if I were Dave Caldwell.

Cobb could find himself in a thin wide receiver market once all the franchise tags are handed down, if players like Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas are tagged like most expect. I'd venture to guess Cobb will get more than Nelson got, but if he's looking for a similar deal it may not be that much more.

Cobb, who doesn't turn 25 until August of this year, is coming off the best season of his career with 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.