Which of these Packers could help the Chicago Bears in 2023?
Should the Chicago Bears be interested in any of the rest?
Out of the seven players that the Green Bay Packers are paying over $16 million dollars in dead cap to this upcoming season, I only see the potential in two of them being options in Chicago - Robert Tonyan and Jarran Reed. Would you be interested in any of the other three?
Randall Cobb, WR
If you look at Randall Cobb's career, all I recall is him constantly finding ridiculous ways to beat the Chicago Bears. That said, he is now a shell of his former self at 32 years old. Aaron Rodgers is probably the only reason he played the last two seasons. Over that two-year span, Cobb never eclipsed 450 yards receiving. He had five touchdowns in 2021 but only one in 2022. He is not worth considering if I were Ryan Poles.
Marcedes Lewis, TE
I cannot believe that Marcedes Lewis is still in the league. He is now 39 years old and still contributing to football teams. That said, he's never been anything a defensive coordinator has been concerned about on game day. There is absolutely no reason that Lewis should be thought of by Ryan Poles this offseason. Lewis has been more like the spelling of his name than the luxury sports car it resembles for about a decade now.
Mason Crosby, K
I am all for bringing in kicking competition for Cairo Santos. Santos struggled with extra points in 2022 but has been very consistent otherwise. The knock on Santos is that he struggles with longer field goals. I don't think Mason Crosby helps fix that though and I think he should look to retire if the Packers don't bring him back. Crosby has been with Green Bay his entire career dating back to 2007, no reason to play for another team at this point.