Cleveland Browns: 5 veterans primed to have career seasons in 2022

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May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs the offense with wide receiver Amari Cooper (2) during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

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No. 3: Amari Cooper, WR

The new wide receiver for the Browns will be entering year No. 8 and while he may not top his overall yards gained of pass catches with 1,189 yards when he played with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, he should be able to top a career-best eight touchdowns he’s had two other times in his career, most recently last season as a Cowboy.

Amari Cooper has topped 1,000 yards in reception yardage in five of his seven seasons. So, my money will be on him at least topping that mark.

It could be Watson throwing him those passes or new backup Jacoby Brissett. Either way, the coaches will want to get Cooper going early in the year and he should be able to top double digits in the touchdown department.

The other statistical category I’ll be looking to see Cooper top is the 15.1 yards per reception average he had back in 2019. If Cooper can help stretch the field this season, I look for that number to be bigger by season’s end.

Having Cooper join the Browns also has side effects. His presence in the lineup will also benefit the next player we will discuss in our career season potential.