2. Los Angeles Chargers
It would be easy to sum this up by just saying Justin Herbert. Realistically, that should be enough of a lure. The Chargers have been heavily linked to Davante Adams prior to free agency, but Adams has also been heavily linked to the Denver Broncos. If the Chargers miss out on Adams, then landing Cooper isn’t a bad alternative.
However, it might be dependent on what the Chargers do with Mike Williams, who is a free agent in the offseason. 2021 was a career year for the former first-round pick. Williams caught 76 passes for 1146 yards and nine touchdowns while maintaining his status as one of the best deep ball receivers in the NFL. That might just be enough for someone to pay him a lot more money than the Chargers might be willing to.
If that’s the case, then the Chargers could definitely have Cooper in their crosshairs. He’d form one of the best one-two punches in the NFL alongside Keenan Allen, and would easily fill the potential void left by Williams. If the Chargers do intend on keeping Williams, there is the chance they could bring in Cooper too, but it all depends on finances.
The Chargers should be concentrating on improving their defense, but a trio of top receivers would be hard to resist.