When word got out that Kyler Murray was spending too much time playing “Call of Duty,” warning sirens sounded off across the NFL Universe, as many felt it was a major cause for concern for the Arizona Cardinals quarterback.
Well, the scrutiny likely won’t be nearly as ferocious, mainly because of the fact that Cooper has a good excuse for his excessive video gaming.
According to reports, the four-time Pro Bowler claims he’s been “spending a lot of time during the offseason” playing Madden, in an effort to help him read defensive schemes better and develop his “football knowledge.”
It’s amazing to think that a video game is actually being used by pro athletes to help them better understand the game they grew up playing their entire lives. It just goes to show how far EA Sports has come and how much detail their developers go into when creating the Madden video game each year.
If it works and Cooper has himself a career year with Deshaun Watson, you can bet that many more wideouts across the NFL will be increasing their Madden usage next offseason.
On the other hand, should Cooper stumble out of the gate next season, expect the critics to immediately point out that he should have used that extra time putting in work on the practice field, rather than on his couch with a controller in his hands.
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