1. Indianapolis Colts
If there is a team out there with a more frustrating and heartbreaking end to the year than the Cowboys, it’s the Colts. All they had to do was beat Jacksonville to make it to the playoffs and they got embarrassed. Teams who suffer disappointing losses like this are usually prone to making big offseason moves to build momentum going into the next season. Signing Cooper could be that move.
The Colts are in need of a big wide receiver threat. Aside from second-year WR Michael Pittman Jr. who had a stellar season with over 1,000 yards, the rest of the receiver corps was lackluster. Parris Campbell, T.Y. Hilton, and Zach Pascal all had under 400 receiving yards this season. Part of this may be because of Carson Wentz’s clear struggle with passing, but the Colts would be ignorant to think Campbell and Pascal can help carry this team next year.
Plus, Hilton is a free agent. Hilton’s NFL future is still unclear. He may retire or he may play another year. But even if Hilton does come back to the Colts, his production is nowhere near where it used to be. Adding a big-name, talented receiver to the roster would be a great move by Jim Irsay.
Irsay and his team are also lucky to have a lot of money to spend to make those big, flashy offseason moves. Indy ranks ninth-best in the NFL with over $42 million in cap space. Cooper could be in blue and white again next year, but not in a different state.