No. 4 big indicator: Amari Cooper has one of his best career seasons
Amari Cooper is an outstanding wide receiver and is considered by many to be Cleveland’s first legitimate No. 1 wide receiver since Josh Gordon was here. Yes, the Browns had Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. most recently in town but neither was a No.1 guy on their own during their tenure.
Now Cooper is here, and all eyes and high expectations will rest on his shoulders to produce early and often. If he can continue putting up 1000-yard seasons, then the team will be in good shape. He’s never scored more than eight touchdowns in a single year, so I’d like to see him get above that mark then it would be an even better indication that the team was winning.
Over his career, Cooper has had some monumental performances and those types of games would be wonderful for the Browns fans to witness this season. In the past, he’s had multiple games receiving over 100 yards while playing for the Oakland Raiders and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.
While a Raider he went for 210 yards on 11 eleven receptions that included two touchdowns in one game. When he went to play for the Cowboys, he added two more games of clearing 200 yards.
There will be enormous pressure on Cooper to continue to provide big numbers and big moments to help this offense out this season, but he also has the skill set and steady demeanor to handle this.