After a 32-13 domination over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, the excitement for the Browns is higher than it’s been since Josh Gordon’s time here in Cleveland. Haha, get it? While the team is still at a mediocre 3-5 record, the win somewhat saved the season. The Browns now have time to rest with the bye week upcoming and then a matchup in Miami against the Dolphins in Week 10 on the 13th of November.
Now, one player that truly shined under the bright lights for the Browns in the win was wide receiver Amari Cooper. He had five catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. This included a 53-yard diving reception in the fourth quarterback that was an incredible “icing on the cake,” so to speak.
Cooper making the 53-yard catch on Monday Night Football!
On the season so far (eight games), the 28-year-old Cooper has 39 catches for 553 yards and five touchdowns. Keep in mind, this is with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. What is most interesting is how Cooper will fair when quarterback DeShaun Watson becomes the starter in Week 13 against the Texans in Houston.
In regards to the contract – “Cooper had previously signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys, with all of the guaranteed money contained in the first two years of the deal. Cooper was set to count against Dallas’ books for $22 million in 2022, but the trade to Cleveland knocked that number down by $16 million. He had three years and $60 million remaining on his contract at the time of the trade, all of it in base salary.” CBS
Thus, Cooper will be a member of the Cleveland Browns until the 2024 season is finished with two additional “void” years that is done. Thus, we could see Cooper in Cleveland for a long time.
This is Cooper’s eighth season in the league. The first 3.5 were in Oakland, followed by the next 3.5 in Dallas and this year obviously with the Browns showing just how great he can be in a Dawg uniform.
What everyone is looking forward to is how the team as a whole will play once Watson returns. If Cooper is already playing solid football with a quarterback that is simply “average” at best, what will he be like when a star is under center? The possibilities are endless and that’s what’s so exciting moving forward.
Cooper clearly makes the entire offense better and is a threat for each defense to take account for. He’ll make all the other receivers just that much more open and it’ll help Watson find the open target and ultimately win games.
Great game against the Bengals, Amari. Can’t wait to see how the rest of this season and beyond goes for you at the receiver position here as a member of the Browns.