Although the Kansas City Chiefs could technically trade for Amari Cooper, they’re better off waiting for the Dallas Cowboys to release their Pro Bowl wide receiver before chasing him.
It seems that Cooper hasn’t been with America’s team for long. With the amount of Cap relief the Cowboys could get from his release, Dallas will likely part ways with Cooper before the new league year begins. Freeing up $16 million in cap space is nice thoughDallas might want to see if there’s a potential trade market before pre-releasing the wide receiver NFL Free Agency.
Though he would fit well as a new member of the Chiefs’ receiving corps, this is where Kansas City will have to be patient and wait for Dallas to release Cooper first rather than act for him.
The Kansas City Chiefs should wait until the Dallas Cowboys release Amari Cooper
There are several reasons the trade for Cooper is a terrible idea for the Chiefs. The first is that they currently do not have the cap to make a trade of this type. While Brett Veach is a magician of numbers, only $11.5 million available space not enough to cover trade for Cooper. Not only that, but the Chiefs would have to give up something to lure him away from the Cowboys.
Outside of finance and future NFL draft Compensation, the Chiefs need to look at this from a macro level. Why would they want to help the cowboys? Dallas should be one of the better teams in the NFC next year, which means they could theoretically face the Chiefs super bowl 57 in Glendale. Imagine this pick helping Team America win it all while Cooper is undermatched with Kansas City.
Yes, if Cooper is released, that means the Chiefs will be competing with 30 others NFL franchise for his services. While not everyone wants to participate in adding him, enough interest should see him receive compensation close to what he would have received from Dallas had he not been considered. The Chiefs could miss him on the free hand, but they’ll be fine.
Kansas City may be coveting a wide receiver, but there’s no reason to trade for Cooper at this point.
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