Less than year ago, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was embroiled in a scandal after he used very poor choice of words at a country music concert and found himself labeled a racist. After earning back the respect of his teammates, Cooper went on to have a career year and is now the recipient of a massive five-year contract from the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was reported in the late night hours that Cooper’s deal was for four years, but both Ian Rapoport from NFL Network and Adam Schefter from ESPN are reporting that the deal is over five years and worth $25 million.
Eagles reached agreement with WR Riley Cooper on a five-year, $25 million deal, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2014
The #Eagles and WR Riley Cooper have reached and agreement on a 5-year deal. The Eagles deal with Kelce is done, too
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2014
It was quite the whirlwind season for Cooper who had a career year in receiving and was instrumental in Nick Foles own career year. It was a rough start to the year for Cooper, but he’s entering his 2014 campaign $25 million richer than he did last year.