Amari Cooper the “New Tim Brown” says Jerry Rice


By now mostly everyone who has been connected to the Oakland Raiders either in the present or from the past has given their quote on Amari Cooper and his potential to be the future of the team at wide receiver. A topic that has nearly been exhausted as everyone has rightfully spent the last few months gushing over the Raiders having a player who can be the offensive weapon to pair for quarterback of the future Derek Carr for the next decade as Cooper has brought optimism to the receiving core that was abysmal in 2014 by all accounts.

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However we have to talk about another take on Amari Cooper this week as Raiders and NFL legend (sorry San Francisco, the last Super Bowl he played in was for Oakland) Jerry Rice recently spoke on the newest great hope in Oakland’s potential for the franchise to the team’s official website. The greatest wide receiver of all time confident that Cooper will continue the great tradition at wide receiver in Oakland that has been stagnant ever since the failed Randy Moss era.

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Rice told the Raiders official website that Cooper will “strike fear” into the opponent as a rookie. Calling the fourth overall draft pick the next Tim Brown as Cooper continues to be compared to the Raiders newest member of the Hall of Fame before he has even played a game for the franchise.

“They have their new Tim Brown,” said Rice. He’s very much like Tim Brown, very explosive, got speed to burn, really going to strike fear into the opposing team.”

This isn’t the first time that Cooper will be compared to Brown and it will not be the last as the hope is high for a player who could be the face of the franchise right away. Dominating the SEC at Alabama, Cooper could be the team’s first 1,000 yard receiver since Randy Moss as a rookie as the expectation is that the fourth overall pick will hit the ground running.

Those lofty expectations should be reached by a player who was arguably the most talented offensive player in the 2015 Draft, a wideout who was impossible to cover in his final collegiate season that will be pairing with an explosive arm in Carr to give this team the aerial attack it has been lacking for years if all goes to plan. Jerry Rice seems to think that it will happen as the “Next Tim Brown” could be the man to bring this franchise back to glory.