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Wide receiver is easily the biggest question mark for the Eagles this offseason. It's not even close.
The only thing set in stone is DeSean Jackson entering the 2014 season as the team's top receiver. Everything else is up in the air.
Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles' first-round draft pick in 2009, is a free agent. It's unknown whether he will be re-signed or what kind of contract he will earn if he is brought back. He's been slightly disappointing since the Eagles took him with the 19th overall pick, but he's still a vital part of the offense. If he recovers fully from his ACL injury, and it sounds like he will, it makes sense to ink him to at least a one-year prove-it deal.
The other question is what to do with Riley Cooper. A year ago, this question would have been crazy. Drafted in the fifth round in 2010, Cooper really didn't produce much during his first three seasons in the leaue. He was arguably the worst starting receiver in the NFL through the first five weeks in 2013. Then Nick Foles happened.
Under the Eagles' new quarterback, Cooper flourished, finishing the season with 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. All three marks were higher than his previous three-year totals combined.
Foles had a 137.0 passer rating when throwing to Cooper in 2013. To call him Foles' favorite target is an understatement.
Cooper will likely command a three- or four-year deal worth several million per year, but his role in Chip Kelly's offense, not to mention his blocking, make it a necessity for him to return.