Average salary on current deal: $5M
Coming off back-to-back injury filled seasons, Randall Cobb signed in Dallas this winter on 1-year, $5 million deal. The former Pro Bowler looks to regain his value and when healthy has still produced at a high level. At only 28-years-old, that’s entirely possible given how great he looks in minicamp.
Cobb replaces the departed Cole Beasley at the slot position. Even though 87 percent of Cobbs routes were from the inside spot, the thought is Cobb is better built to motion outside from time to time, bringing added versatility and extra layers to the traditionally predictable Dallas offense.
If Cobb has another injury filled season that cause him to miss multiple games, it won’t be detrimental to the team since he’s only playing on a short term modest dollar contract. But if he can stay healthy he could bring enormous value to a team looking to take te next step on offense.
As Pro Football Focus points out, since 2016 Cobb has offered a 118.7 passer rating when targeted on third down. That’s fourth in the league and that’s during his injury plagued seasons. Imagine how impactful he can be if he can stay on the field in 2019.
Even if he misses a couple games this season, his production is high enough and his cost is low enough to make him a huge bargain heading into 2019.