Philadelphia Eagles Make Smart Decision With Riley Cooper’s New Deal
Expectations will be high for the Philadelphia Eagles heading into the 2014 season as the team turned out to be one of the biggest surprises last year as they finished with a 10-6 record to win the NFC East. One of the main reasons why the Eagles found so much success last year was because of the surprise chemistry between quarterback Nick Foles and wide receiver Riley Cooper as the two connected 47 times for 835 yards with eight touchdowns during the regular season.
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Eagles this offseason has been whether or not the team would bring Cooper back considering they had another tough decision to make at wide receiver as well with Jeremy Maclin–who missed all of the 2013 season due to a torn ACL. However, it appears the team has decided to bring Cooper back after all–which should make Foles one happy quarterback.
#Eagles have agreed with WR Riley Cooper on a five-year, $25 million contract, per an NFL source.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) February 27, 2014
Reports are indicating the Eagles and Cooper have agreed to a new deal and to make things even better–it appears a deal with Maclin may not be too far behind. After catching just eight passes over the first five weeks of the regular season, Cooper turned 2013 into the best season of his career when Foles took over the starting job at quarterback and Philadelphia hopes that surprise chemistry will continue heading into the 2014 season.
If Cooper can prove he’s not going to be just a one-year wonder with the Eagles on top of Maclin hopefully working out a deal as well, Chip Kelly’s offense could be even more fun to watch next season. If you thought Foles looked impressive by throwing for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 13 games last year, just imagine the type of numbers he could display in his firs full season as the starter for the Eagles–especially with the news of Cooper’s return.
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