Late in the 2021 season, Amari Cooper did a lot of complaining in the news about not receiving targets he should’ve been during game action as he had become accustomed to.
“It’s very frustrating. But that’s not something that I can really control. But I do think there’s a benefit in me getting the ball in those important situations, like red zone and third down, because I know what I’m gonna do, you know what I mean?” Cooper said. “I’m just going to stay ready for when that time comes. Hopefully it’s soon.”
Cooper is signed through the 2024 season. The former No. 4 overall pick started his career with four Pro Bowl selections through his first five seasons, breaking the 1,000-yard mark four times. However, he’s struggled to stay healthy at times and missed some games last season after testing positive for COVID-19.
Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus proposed a hypothetical trade that’d send the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver to the Jacksonville Jaguars for picks No. 33 and 155 in this year’s NFL Draft.
Cooper caught 68 balls last season for 865 yards and eight touchdowns, which was an extreme down year from what he has shown in the past. According to Spotrac, Cooper carries a $22 million cap hit for each of the next three seasons.