Packers Rumors Roundup: Secondary Questions In 2015, Cobb's Contract, Rodgers For MVP?

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The Green Bay Packers have overcome an inconsistent start to the 2014 NFL season to once again place themselves amongst the NFL's elite. If the Packers can keep it up, some big things (and awards) could be coming their way.

With 2014 headed in the right direction, it's time to take a look at Aaron Rodgers' MVP chances, along with some nagging questions that will have to be answered this coming offseason.

Rodgers Has That MVP Swagger

Aaron Rodgers' performance against the Carolina Panthers was near-perfect...literally.

The Packers signal callers had as many touchdowns (3) as he has incompletions, posting a close to spotless 154.5 passer rating in Green Bay's 38-17 blowout of Cam Newton and company.

With eighteen touchdowns against just one interception in 2014, Bleacher Report's Zach Kruse puts Rodgers' season so far into perspective:

Add up his entire season's worth of stats, and Rodgers is now on pace to throw for 41 touchdowns and just two interceptions, which would break all sorts of NFL single-season records. The current record holder for best touchdown-to-interception ratio is 13.5, held by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. He threw 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions over 13 games and 10 starts last season. No quarterback in league history has ever thrown fewer than four interceptions over a complete 16-game schedule. 

Even if Rodgers falls off that pace abruptly, he still has built himself enough of a resume' to put him at the forefront of MVP discussions this year.

Randall Cobb's Contract Year's Rob Demovsky addressed the relative quiet surround dynamic wideout Randall Cobb's expiring contract in a recent mailbag:

Maybe it's Randall Cobb who wants to wait until the season is over, or at least wait until he has more bargaining power. Remember this summer when he said he had not done enough to warrant a new deal? What Cobb surely meant was he had not done enough to get the kind of money he wants. 

Demovsky also notes that Cobb's agent, Jimmy Sexton, has likely already engaged the Packers in preliminary contract talks. With Cobb benefiting greatly from both a refinement of his own skills and Rodgers' amazing start to the season, Cobb could have all the financial leverage in the world come this offseason.

Secondary Questions For 2015

Fourth-year CB Devon House will be an unrestricted free agent once next March rolls around.

With fellow corner Tramon Williams also set to become a free agent, Rob Reishcel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel argues that Sam Shields' recent huge contract extension could cause a one-or-the-other dilemma for the Packers. 

Green Bay remains mums on such talk, but expect this situation to be near the top of their to-do list come March.

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