Rams WR Brandin Cooks is 1st player in NFL history with 3-straight 1,000 receiving yard seasons with 3 different teams
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks has always been an incredibly special receiver for his speed and open-field playmaking ability. During the Rams’ matchup with the Detroit Lions, Cooks solidified the consensus on why he is special as he reached 1,000 receiving yards with his third team in as many seasons.
Cooks started his career with the New Orleans Saints and after three seasons with the Saints they traded him to the New England Patriots. This past offseason, the Patriots traded Cooks to the Rams after just one season.
There may not be any person more appreciative of Cooks’ talents than Rams head coach Sean McVay.
According to Connor Casey of 24/7 Sports, McVay had nothing but praise for his wide receiver back in June of this year.
“I think with Brandin, and then being able to play alongside such a great receiving corps that we have in place, he’s been a nice addition,” Coach McVay said of Cooks prior to the season. “Feel really good watching the way he’s been able to implement himself into our offense by the way he’s learned, how conscientious he is in meetings. And he’s a guy — if you just look at, really, his career — he is a really fast player, but he can do everything. He plays big for a smaller-stature guy. But he’s strong. He can win short, he can win intermediate, he can go down the field. So I think you’re really not limited in any way that you can utilize him. And there’s a reason why he’s had over 1,000 yards and [at least] seven touchdowns each of the last three years. And he’s a special player for sure.”
Cooks has an extremely bright future and after the season he has had with the Rams so far, he may have found a team for the long-term.
The Rams extended Cooks through 2023 on a contract worth $80 million, and so far, Cooks has been worth every bit of it.