5. New York Jets
Although the Jets spent aggressively in 2021, they never truly found a number one receiver. Corey Davis was signed to a three-year $37.5 million deal in the offseason but injuries cut his season short to just nine games, and even then, he averaged just under four receptions per game.
The Jets need to find ways to make Zach Wilson’s life a little easier as he comes into a pivotal second year in the NFL after a tough year one. The offensive line is an obvious area of improvement, but adding an elite receiver like Cooper would be an excellent decision too. New York drafted Elijah Moore in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and he could be on the verge of breaking out – so pairing him with Cooper gives Wilson two very good weapons on the outside, and Davis makes three.
It also gives Cooper the chance to shine in the biggest market of all: New York. He can help a young quarterback bounce back from an eye-opening rookie year while also reasserting himself as one of the best receivers in the NFL. It’s a nice fit.