The Philadelphia Eagles are entering the 2020 offseason with some concerns at the wide receiver position. NFL.com analyst David Carr believes that the Eagles will make a dramatic upgrade at the position in free agency, listing the team as a potential landing spot for Amari Cooper.
Here's what Carr had to say about the possibility of Cooper changing NFC East squads:
"I don't see Jerry Jones breaking the bank for Cooper, and if Dallas' offer isn't up to his standard, it will only take one team to put big money on the table for Cooper to leave. It wouldn't surprise me if Eagles general manager Howie Roseman came calling. There's no doubt Cooper could help this offense, which was extremely thin at the wide receiver position last season, with injuries plaguing nearly every starter. Cooper's production doesn't always match his crazy ability, but I believe he'd do well paired with a player like Alshon Jeffery. Cooper wouldn't draw all of the attention, and he wouldn't have to be "the guy" for the Eagles. Plus, he'd have a field day facing the Cowboys' secondary twice a year."
The Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are the other new teams mentioned as possible fits for Cooper. The fifth-year receiver and four-time Pro Bowler just finished the final season of his rookie contract. He spent the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders before being traded away and spending the last two in Dallas.
Now all of these spots are just a possibility at this moment because Cooper is still a Cowboy, unfortunately. I wonder if Jerry Jones will give him a new contract and with a new coaching staff coming into Dallas? Jones has some important decisions to make because Dak Prescott is also due for a new contract. In my mind, Prescott is overrated, so I am questioning why Jones would not give Cooper a new contract but potentially invest heavily in Prescott. If Jones passed up on giving Cooper a new contract, it would really benefit the Eagles because they are really in need of a Pro Bowl-caliber wide receiver.
The Eagles are also reportedly set to pursue Super Bowl LIV winning wide receiver Demarcus Robinson from the Kansas City Chiefs. Nelson Agholor likely won't receive a new contract offer from the Eagles this offseason, which means the Eagles will need to add at least two receivers this offseason. So if I were Howie Roseman, I would want both Cooper and Robinson, but the money might not allow for that to be a possibility (especially if he doesn't want holes and thin depth at other positions).
The Birds really struggled at the wide receiver position this past season due to injuries and depth. Cooper would help solve those issues immediately if he were to put on a midnight green jersey.
This would not be the first time that these two rivals exchanged wide receivers. Tommy McDonald, Harold Carmichael, Terrell Owens, and Miles Austin are some of the pass-catchers that have played on both sides of the rivalry.