The Browns front office certainly made a splash when trading with the Dallas Cowboys for wide receiver Amari Cooper. Here are the full details of the trade:
The Browns get WR Amari Cooper and a 6th round pick , Cowboys get a 5th round pick and 6th round pick.
Last season in 15 games for the Cowboys, the 6’1 210 pounder had 68 catches for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. This year would be his eight season overall. Cooper has three years and 60 million left on his current contract.
Additionally, sources say that the Browns have granted wide receiver Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade. The veteran would be owed 16.3 million and that would be a huge hit to the team’s cap. Landry had 52 catches for 57o yards and two touchdowns for the Browns last season in 12 games.
Now, this certainly changes the Browns’ strategy with the 13th pick in this upcoming NFL Draft. It is no longer going to for sure be a wide receiver like many expected. The Browns could look to take a defensive tackle or a different position to fill the current needs. However, a wide receiver could still be taken at 13 by the Browns simply to bolster the position with the likely Landry loss. Lastly, the team could even seek to trade the pick.
My personal opinion on the trade?
Great job not giving up for in order to receive Cooper. If Baker Mayfield is still the quarterback, he is going to have to find a way to connect with Cooper unlike what it was like with OBJ. I like the trade, but I’m not jumping for joy yet. The quarterback question is still a big one.
Welcome to The Land, Amari. Thanks for everything Jarvis (if you do get traded).