Brandin Cooks could be on the move again as his time with the Rams could be coming to an end. The former first-round pick had his worst statistical season since his rookie year in 2019. In 14 games played, Cooks had a career low in catches (42) and receiving touchdowns (2). His 583 receiving yards were also the second lowest of his career. Prior to that, however, Cooks turned in four straight seasons of over 1,000 yards receiving with at least five touchdown receptions. Brandin Cooks is the first player in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards in three straight years with three different teams and is only 26 years old. If he is truly available, then he’s sure to generate plenty of interest. Check out these 6 potential destinations for Brandin Cooks.
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— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) March 27, 2020
The Philadelphia Eagles had two main needs heading into this offseason. The cornerback position is the first one and they’ve addressed that with a couple of signings. The big acquisition was the trade for Darius Slay and signing him to an extension. The other position is at wide receiver with the uncertainty surrounding Alshon Jeffrey. The Eagles are hoping Desean Jackson can return 100% after missing most of last season. Brandin Cooks would help immensely at the slot and he’s a deep threat also. Cooks is still young, which is something the Eagles are looking for as they aim for another receiver in the draft.
The Colts made a splash by signing veteran Philip Rivers to a 1-year deal. Indianapolis will need to add another weapon to go alongside T.Y. Hilton. The Colts also lost Eric Ebron, which is a huge lost via free agency. If the Colts are going to be a Super Bowl contender, they need to add more fire power to the offense. Indianapolis would need to add more than Brandin Cooks, but this would be a great start.
Denver is starting to build something special up in the Mile High City. Drew Lock look like he’s their future at quarterback and Courtland Sutton is a beast at receiver. The Broncos signed Melvin Gordon to go along with Philip Lindsay. Denver will need to add as many weapons to compete with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Despite losing Emmanuel Sanders last season, the Broncos offense flourished with Lock and Sutton. Brandin Cooks would compliment Courtland Sutton and help with the growth of Drew Lock. Could Brandin Cooks land in Denver?
The Miami Dolphins have done an excellent job at making over their team. They have built up their defense by signing the best cornerback on the market in Byron Jones. Miami has been rumored to draft Tua Tagovailoa to build their team around. Brandin Cooks would be an excellent addition to the Dolphins offense. With Tua being known for his deep ball, Cooks would be a great pickup for the Dolphins. Who wouldn’t want to call Miami their home?
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers had an amazing season last year, but they lacked weapons. Outside of DeVante Adams, Aaron Rodgers basically guided the Packers with unknown receivers. The Packers brought in Jimmy Graham with hopes of having him opening up the offense. Unfortunately, that didn’t work, and the Packers will also need to another tight end. Brandin Cooks would compliment Adams and Aaron Rodgers could compete for another shot at the Super Bowl.
The Washington Redskins have slowly started to build up their defense. The defense should improve under the new coach, Ron Rivera and now the offense will be next. Washington already has a couple weapons on the offense, and they could use a couple more. Cam Newton is still a possibility for the Redskins and adding another big weapon. Brandin Cooks would fit perfectly in this offense and it would give the Redskins a much better team. With a couple of big acquisitions in Newton and Cooks could have the Redskins competing in the NFC East.