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5 highest-paid WRs in the NFL (2021 season)

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper

NFL's highest-paid WRs in 2021

The highest-paid wide receiver in the 2021 NFL season.

#3 - Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers - $16.79 million dollars

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

Davante Adams is looking to become the highest-paid wide receiver of all time next season. If the Green Bay Packers don't meet his asking price, he is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. He is one of the very best wide receivers in the NFL.

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This season, he is averaging seven receptions on ten targets for 98 yards and half a touchdown per game. He is on pace to set new career highs this season in targets, receptions, receiving yards and yards per reception. He will likely be the highest-paid wide receiver of all time starting next year.

#2 - Allen Robinson II, Chicago Bears - $17.98 million dollars

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II

Allen Robinson II is having a down year at a bad time. He is playing on the franchise tag this season and is set to hit the open market in the offseason if he doesn't work out a deal with the Bears. He is looking to become one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL over the next several years, but the lack of production this year could hurt his negotiations.

Robinson has been surpassed by Darnell Mooney as the Bears' top wide receiver this season in just about every receiving category. Robinson only has 30 receptions for 339 yards and one touchdown in nine games. This is disappointing after eclipsing a thousand yards in each of the last two seasons.

#1 - Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys - $22 million dollars

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper was the highest-paid wide receiver in 2021 by a wide margin. He is more than four million dollars clear of any other wide receiver in the NFL this season. CeeDee Lamb is now the top wide receiver for the Cowboys, but Cooper still has a good chance of surpassing a thousand receiving yards for the third straight season.

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Cooper is part of the reason for the Cowboys' top-ranked offense. He is a key part of what they do and has helped the development of quarterback Dak Prescott. This year, Cooper has 44 receptions for 583 receiving yards and five touchdowns. That may not be the expected output for the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, but it's still solid.

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