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Amari Cooper

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Wide Receiver Age: 26 Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2015 College: Alabama Agent(s): Chafie Fields (Wasserman Media Group)

Cowboys – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Amari Cooper signed a 5 year, $100,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2020, Cooper will earn a base salary of $10,000,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,000,000 and a dead cap value of $40,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $100,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Total Guarantees $60,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $40,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $10,000,000 $2,000,000 $12,000,000 $40,000,000 $20,000,000($20,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $40,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-28,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 $22,000,000 $28,000,000 $20,000,000($40,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $28,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $20,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $40,000,000; $6,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 $22,000,000 $6,000,000 $20,000,000($60,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $16,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $20,000,000($80,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $18,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 $22,000,000 $2,000,000 $20,000,000($100,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $40M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $22,663,116
    Signing Bonus $14,742,266
    Average Salary $5,665,779
    Total Guarantees $22,663,116
    Guaranteed at Signing $22,663,116
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 $14,742,266 - - - - $31,378 $15,208,644
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - $940,142 - - - - $1,465,142
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $615,000 - $1,880,284 - - - - $2,495,284
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $411,765 - - - - - - $411,764
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $288,235 - $2,825,426 - - - - $3,113,661
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $13,924,000 - - - - - $15,062 $13,939,062
    5 seasons $16,199,000 $14,742,266 $5,645,852 - - - $46,440 $36,633,557
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 $10,000,000 - - - - - $20,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    $106,199,000 $24,742,266 $5,645,852 - - - $46,440 $136,633,557
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,863,235 $14,742,266 $5,645,852 - - - - $22,282,731
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,335,765 - - - - - - $14,350,826
  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Signed a 5 year $100 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Oct 22 2018Traded to Dallas (DAL) from Oakland (OAK) for 2019 1st round pick (#27 Johnathan Abram)
    Apr 22 2018Oakland (OAK) exercised a $13.924 million option for 2019
    May 7 2015Signed a 4 year $22.66 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Apr 30 2015Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Amari Cooper ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2019 DAL 16 16 16 851 0.753 119 79 1189 15.1 74.31 8 0 7 167.5
    2018 DAL 15 15 15 838 0.798 107 75 1004 13.4 66.93 7 2 3 140.4
    2017 OAK 14 14 12 710 0.701 96 48 680 14.2 48.57 7 1 10 110.4
    2016 OAK 16 16 14 997 0.891 131 82 1149 14 71.81 5 2 4 148.9
    2015 OAK 16 16 15 904 0.853 130 72 1070 14.9 66.88 6 1 18 140.7
    Totals 77 77 72 4,300 - 583 356 5,092 14.3 66.13 33 6 44 707.90
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $98,589,580
    • Avg. Salary: $19,717,916
    • NFL Rank: 24
    • WR Rank: 2

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $5,665,779
    • NFL Rank: 332
    • WR Rank: 45

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Amari Cooper to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Brandin Cooks 5 $81,000,000 $16,200,000 24
    Michael Thomas 5 $96,250,000 $19,250,000 25
    Mike Evans 5 $82,500,000 $16,500,000 24
    Julio Jones 3 $66,000,000 $22,000,000 30
    Averages 4.5 $81,437,500 $18,097,222 25.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Cooper's current age (26), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $99,688,015 $19,937,603


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Cooper statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Receiving Targets, Receptions, Receiving Yards, Receiving Touchdowns, Yards After Catch, Dropped Passes, Rating

    Player GP% Rec Tgt Rec/GM Rec Yds/GM Rec TD/GM YAC Dropped Rating
    Brandin Cooks 2016-2017, LAR 100 7.22 4.47 70.47 0.47 4.15 0.34 71.95
    Michael Thomas 2017-2018, NO 100 9.25 7.16 82.81 0.44 4.15 0.16 90.95
    Mike Evans 2016-2017, TB 96.88 9.97 5.39 74.9 0.55 1.75 0.35 85.5
    Julio Jones 2017-2018, ATL 100 9.94 6.28 97.53 0.34 4.8 0.5 91.3
    Average 99.22 9.10 5.83 81.43 0.45 3.71 0.34 84.93
    Amari Cooper 2018-2019 96.55 7.39 5.18 73.5 0.54 3.8 0.25 82.65
    % Change -2.69% -18.79% -11.15% -9.74% 20.00% 2.43% 26.47% -2.68%
    Median Prime % Change -2.69%
    Average Prime % Change 0.48%


    Calculated Market Value: Amari Cooper

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    5 years, $98,589,580 $19,717,916