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Here’s an interesting thought: what did you get out of the Amari Cooper 100m$ contract? What tangible improvement did he make on the team?
You had him on that deal for 2 years, year 1 he performed about the same with Andy Dalton as he ever had with pro bowl QB Derek Carr or Pro Bowl QB Dak Prescott.
More importantly, last year you blew out the eagles twice, didn’t need him for that, won the NFC E with ease, didn’t need him for that, quickly exited the playoffs… didn’t need him for that.
It is entirely possible that 20m$ goes somewhere interesting, CeeDee takes a step forward with all the attention he’ll now get, and it actually was a net gain by dropping Amari. Addition by subtraction
I mean you can play that game for every failed season. We haven't gotten anything in 25+ years, but that don't mean you get there by shedding good players.
The results in 2018 were obvious and we got a playoff win for it. Without Coop that offense had imploded. Does that mean you'd pay 20 million for a playoff win? Of course not, but the idea is to have a vision for the team and accumulate talent.
It is entirely possible we put the money to better use. Unfortunately I don't think that's the case though. We like our guys.