Randall Cobb should be a free agent target for the Jacksonville Jaguars
By David Levin
With the Jacksonville Jaguars in need of help at wide receiver, should the team target veteran Randall Cobb if he is not re-signed by the Green Bay Packers?
Randall Cobb was once a free agent target of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the Gus Bradley era of the organization. With the news that the Green Bay Packers do not intend to re-sign the veteran wide receiver, should the Jaguars once again look to add the veteran to their needy receiving corps?
"Per totalpackers.com, “Cobb is likely to be an unrestricted free agent in March when his current four-year contract with the Packers expires.”"
The news first broke according to NFL News.
The Jaguars almost guaranteed to lose Donte Moncrief, who signed a one-year, $9.6 million deal last offseason with the team, but was pedestrian in his output during 2018. He did set a career high in catches for a season with 48 catches fr 668 yards and three touchdowns.
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The Jaguars led the league in dropped passes and need more playmakers in the passing game.
Jacksonville still must solve the mystery of who will be under center for the 2019 season. Adding a veteran like Randall Cobb may help the passing game. The team will welcome veteran wide receiver Marqise Lee back from the injured reserve last where he missed all of the 2018 season with an ACL injury he suffered in the preseason.
Keelan Cole could not find a rythm last season after the second week of the season against the New England Patriots. He finished the season with 38 catches for 491 yards and a touchdown.
Rookie DJ Chark did not produce as expected and looked better on special teams. He also missed five games due to injury. The only wide receiver who showed any promise last season was Dede Westbrook, who led the Jaguars last season with 66 catches for 717 yards and five touchdowns.
In 2015, Randall Cobb was one of the free agents the Jaguars pursued but could sign him to a deal. He agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract with $17 million guaranteed to stay with the Packers.
Per Zach Kruse of packerswire.com, “Cobb, 28, has spent the last eight seasons with the Packers, catching 470 passes for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns. The former second-round pick signed a four-year deal after a Pro Bowl season in 2014.”
At 28 years old, he could still provide a presence on offense although he caught only 38 passes for 383 yards in nine games last season. The Jaguars may use the NFL Draft as well to find speed at the wide receiver position.