The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they have exercised the fifth-year option of wide receiver Amari Cooper, keeping him in the Silver & Black through the 2019 season.
Cooper was originally drafted fourth-overall in the 2015 NFL Draft and mad the Pro Bowl his first two seasons, but missed it last year. He is just one of three players in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yards and 70 catches in his first two years. He had just 48 catches for 680 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Cooper burst on to the scene as a rookie, setting franchise rookie records for receptions (72) and receiving yards. (1,070).
The young wideout was drafted out of the University of Alabama, where he finished his career as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leader in receptions (228), receiving yards (3,463) and receiving touchdowns (31).