As most Philadelphia Eagles fans know by now, two of the Eagles top three wide receivers in Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper are impending free agents this offseason. It has been assumed by many that the Eagles will be able to bring back at least one if not both of these two players, but what would the Eagles do if they cannot bring back either one?
Jeremy Maclin is a former first round pick, who at times has looked like a gifted receiver. Maclin missed all of the 2013-14 NFL season due to an injury suffered in training camp in which he tore his right ACL. Most players coming off an injury like this can not be immediately relied upon. After Maclin’s injury, the Eagles were looking for a viable number two receiver behind pro bowl wide receiver Desean Jackson. Early it appeared that it was Riley Cooper’s job to lose, but then Cooper was caught on tape using racial slurs and began finding himself in the news everywhere. Luckily the Eagles did not lose faith in Cooper and he was able to win the starting job. Cooper had great chemistry with quarterback Nick Foles and was able to make clutch plays when we needed them most. He was not an elite, or pro bowl receiver by any means, however, he is definitely a useful guy to have around.