Browns shrewdness seen in Vikings trade for Jalen Reagor

Jalen Reagor. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jalen Reagor. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Andrew Berry has been a great general manager for the Cleveland Browns and that became more apparent when we saw what Minnesota gave up for Jalen Reagor

It was already apparent this offseason that Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry stole Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys when he added the Pro Bowl wideout for a mere fifth-round pick. Now after Jalen Reagor was sent to the Minnesota Vikings, we see just how one-sided this deal was.

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles sent Reagor to the Vikings for a seventh-round pick in 2023 and a conditional fourth-round pick — that could de-escalate to a Round 5 selection.

Even if Reagor doesn’t pan out and the Vikings give up just a fifth and seventh, that’s still more than Dallas got from Berry for Cooper — and there’s no contest when it comes to which player is better.

Browns easily got the better player — for less draft capital

Reagor was a first-round pick in 2020 and has been labeled a bust. Through two seasons, he has 64 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns. Compare that to Cooper, who has 517 receptions for 7,076 yards, and 46 touchdowns.

Last season alone, Cooper topped all of Reagor’s career stats with 865 yards and eight touchdowns on 68 receptions, and it was his worst statistical season as a Cowboy. Even in the worst output of his seven-year career, he had more touchdowns (7) and nearly as many yards (680) as Reagor has put together thus far.

None of this is meant to harp on Reagor, who is a player some thought Cleveland could consider. He does have the ability to return kicks — which they need — and has done more as a wideout than anyone on their roster outside of Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

It also wasn’t an unfair trade by any means. Philly was ready to move on and the Vikings added someone they wanted at market price.

It just shows how well Berry did in getting Cooper for practically nothing.

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