The contract guarantees $14.55 million for the No. 7 overall pick. Cooper gets the bulk of his guaranteed money now, more in September and the final installment in October.
NFL teams are continuing to fight for offset language in rookie contracts, which makes it easier for teams to release players without as much consequence in the final years of their rookie deals. In exchange, agents have been wanting more money up front in contracts for first-year players.
Cooper got that, with all of his guaranteed money coming by October. Most rookies will be waiting until next March to receive the rest of their guarantees.
The new collective bargaining agreement has reduced the number of rookie holdouts, but minor snags in negotiations are still keeping some first-year players out of camp.