Riley Cooper had a rough start to the season, after his racist comments were caught on camera at a country music concert, but he was able to turn things around and be a valuable asset to the Philadelphia Eagles offense this season.
Cooper is set to become a free agent after the season and, while it once looked like he would not be welcomed back, he would like to return to Philadelphia next season to continue working in Chip Kelly’s offense.
“I want to be back here,” Cooper said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News. “Everyone around here knows that I love the scheme. I think I fit in it well with the bubble screens and the stuff that we do with blocking and being a bigger guy and a bigger target.”
The Eagles will also have to make a decision on former first-round pick Jeremy Maclin in the offseason, but he is coming off of a torn ACL and may be a less appealing option than a player that has proven himself on the field this season.
In 2013, Cooper has hauled in 37 catches for 714 yards and 7 touchdowns.
It will be interesting to see which direction the Eagles go in the offseason, but we would have to lean towards Cooper getting the money.