5 players 49ers should avoid in 2020 NFL free agency

Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images)
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Amari Cooper, Cowboys
Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

No. 5: Wide Receiver Amari Cooper

The final player on this list of players the 49ers should avoid in NFL free agency is Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper.

An Alabama product, Cooper started his career with the Oakland Raiders before being traded to the Cowboys midseason in 2018. Cooper is a four-time Pro Bowler, and is one of the best receivers in the NFL.

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San Francisco 49ers

Quite frankly, Cooper would be amazing with San Francisco. He is an incredible receiver and would be great on this team. But the Niners should avoid him because he will be too expensive.

It is hard to see the Cowboys letting Cooper go after they traded away a first-round pick for him. But if he were to go on the free-agent market, he would likely go for near or more than Michael Thomas‘ record-setting contract with the New Orleans Saints for five years and $100 million, signed last offseason.

So, while Cooper would be an amazing addition to the 49ers, they should not pay the price Cooper will likely demand. Especially not with this year’s NFL Draft being considered the best wide receiver draft class in recent memory. Instead, the Niners should target one of the receivers there, rather than paying up for Cooper.

The Niners should avoid aging superstars like Tom Brady, as well as quarterbacks altogether, instead continuing to trust Jimmy Garoppolo. They also should not pay up for an elite defensive end, running back or tight end when they already have such talented players at those positions on the roster.

Finally, they should not pay up for a superstar wide receiver, despite the potential value of such an addition, considering the talent available at receiver in this year’s draft.

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All in all, it will be an exciting offseason for the Niners, but they’ll be better off they avoid these players in free agency.