Is Riley Cooper a Future No. 1 Option for Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles?

November 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the more shocking stories of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season has been the emergence of Riley Cooper as a bona fide playmaker on the football field.
Cooper’s offseason fall from grace was well-documented with his racial slur at a country music concert, which led many pundits to believe Chip Kelly would cut the fourth-year receiver. Kelly stuck with his player and Cooper was elevated to a starting role due to Jeremy Maclin’s season-ending injury.
Cooper caught a grand total of eight passes in the first five weeks of the season, and he and Michael Vick seemed to have absolutely no chemistry together.
That eight-catch output placed Cooper dead last among all starting receivers in receptions—a total nearly twice as low as that of the closest receiver.
Since then, Cooper has become a weapon in the Eagles offense. Whether it’s because he worked primarily with Nick Foles during training camp or it just took some time, the ...

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