4 Contenders That Should Sign Amari Cooper for the 2020 NFL Season

Amari Cooper makes a catch in a game against the Detroit Lions.
Amari Cooper makes a catch in a game against the Detroit Lions. | Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Amari Cooper has been a star for the Dallas Cowboys since they traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders to acquire him in 2018. While the move drew some ridicule at the time, Cooper has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, and has been a critical part of the Cowboys' offense.

However, with Cooper set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020, there's no guarantee that he'll go back to Dallas. Here are four potential destinations for the star receiver this offseason.

1. Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz throws a pass in the Eagles' Wild Card Round game against the Seahawks. | Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles should be looking to surround Carson Wentz with more offensive weapons. While they went 9-7 and made the playoffs, the Eagles had no wide receiver top 500 yards this season. Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz have been great from the tight end spot, but Alshon Jeffrey and Nelson Agholor have been disappointing out wide. Agholor is hitting free agency and likely won't return, which leaves the Eagles in need of a receiver across from the oft-injury Jeffery. Philadelphia has about $42 million in cap room, so they could make a Cooper deal work, which would have the added bonus of taking a key piece away from an NFC East rival.

2. Indianapolis Colts

Jacoby Brissett
Jacoby Brissett evades a rusher in a game against the Jaguars. | Harry Aaron/Getty Images

The Colts enter the 2020 offseason with the second-most projected cap space in the NFL. Whether the Colts move forward with Jacoby Brissett under center or not, their future QB would certainly benefit if they add a star wide receiver to play alongside T.Y. Hilton. Hilton had another tough year marred by injury, and it's hard to project what he'll contribute going forward. Adding Cooper would instantly elevate the Colts' offense, which finished a woeful 25th in Football Outsiders' passing DVOA last year.

3. Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr, Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden and Derek Carr discuss strategy during a game against the Jaguars. | Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

The Raiders have been mentioned as potential destinations for almost every free agent on the market, but a return to the franchise for Cooper makes a lot of sense. They benefited from solid offensive seasons from Tyrrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow, but neither player topped 700 yards in 2019, and neither is in the same class as Cooper. Cooper would be a huge upgrade, and if the Raiders elect to stick with Derek Carr at QB, the two already have a strong rapport.

4. Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott rolls out of the pocket in a game against the Washington Redskins.
Dak Prescott rolls out of the pocket in a game against the Washington Redskins. | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

While it would be difficult given the deal that Dak Prescott could be signing, the Cowboys could still re-sign Cooper. Jerry Jones clearly appreciates Cooper's talents, and he's established himself as one of the best receivers in football in a huge market. The Cowboys have developed Michael Gallup into a solid No. 2 option, and it's unlikely that Cooper will find a better situation than his current one. However, with Mike McCarthy now at the helm in Dallas, the situation is fluid, and there's no guarantee that Cooper is the team's future plans.

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