Skip Bayless says he would take Cowboys’ Amari Cooper over Raiders’ Antonio Brown any day
The Oakland Raiders set the NFL world on fire by trading for Antonio Brown. That left many to form their own opinions on whether or not the Raiders made a beneficial move. To no one’s surprise, Skip Bayless had to chime in on the situation. Bayless states that he would take Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper over Brown on his team.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise either—with Bayless being a renowned Cowboys fan. The Cowboys acquired Cooper in 2018 at the NFL trade deadline.
Cooper was important to a Cowboys offense that lacked weapons. In 2018, the Cowboys top receiver had 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine starts.
With Bayless stating he would take Cooper over Brown any day it has sparked debate on social media.
Now, with saying that, who would be more coveted if both were to hit the open market? It would likely be Brown, due to the guaranteed production he has put out.
First, over the last six seasons, Brown has averaged 114 receptions, 1,524 yards, and 11 touchdowns in each season. That production isn’t matched by any other wide receiver in the NFL over that span.
Since being drafted fourth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper has averaged 55 receptions, 781 yards, and five touchdowns per season. Thanks to his trade to the Cowboys, Cooper’s future looks very bright.
Yes, Cooper is nearly seven years younger than Brown but he has yet to have a season that is comparable to any of Brown’s. Brown has benefitted from having Ben Roethlisberger but that shouldn’t blind you to the fact of how good Brown really is.
From what has been seen on social media, it seems as if Brown is being made to be an overrated wide receiver—which obviously isn’t true. Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t lie.