Amari Cooper is the “Most Underappreciated Receiver” in the NFL According to Eagles CB Darius Slay

Amari Cooper with the Dallas Cowboys in 2022
Amari Cooper with the Dallas Cowboys in 2022. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (12749001k)

As one of the league’s best corners, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Darius Slay knows a thing or two about what makes a good wide receiver. This is why his recent endorsement of Cleveland Browns’ wideout Amari Cooper speaks volumes.

During a recent appearance on Green Light with Chris Long podcast, Slay said that he believes Cooper doesn’t get enough credit for everything he does on the field.

“I really be thinking he’s the most underappreciated receiver in the league,” Slay said.

There is a sense that even the Browns are not appreciating Cooper enough, considering the franchise has yet to give him a new deal.

“I’m seeing right now that Cleveland don’t want to pay him, they need to pay that man that money,” Slay added, explaining that Cooper was consistent no matter the team he played for or quarterback he played with.

It remains to be seen whether Slay’s comments make any difference in Browns’ thinking. Cooper is set to enter the final year of his contract, and Cleveland has yet to make him an extension that would lock him in long-term.

Cooper played 15 games last season, catching 72 passes for a career-high 1,250 yards while adding five touchdowns.

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