Wide Receiver - Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys ($100m) The Cowboys have managed to get the most out of Amari Cooper In March, the Cowboys secured another of their top playmakers for the long-term with a five-year deal for Cooper. Since joining Dallas from the Raiders, Cooper has improved his yards-per-game and yards-per-catch averages, his touchdown rate and simply looked a better player. Michael Thomas and Odell Beckham fall narrowly behind with $96.3m and $90m, respectively.
Danny Trevathan thought long and hard about his fiancee and two daughters as the 2020 season approached. His fiancee suffers from asthma, which could lead to a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. "My fiancee, that's like my backbone," Trevathan said.
Last season the Bears defense was still fourth in points and eighth in total yards allowed, but it fell all the way to 22nd in takeaways with just 19 and 24th in sacks with only 32 while the club slipped from 12-4 to 8-8. The biggest game-changer was injuries with Akiem Hicks missing two-thirds of the season and Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith and Prince Amukamara all missing substantial time. A period of adjustment from Fangio to Pagano probably contributed as well.