RUMOR: Rams could be looking to trade WR Brandin Cooks
Cooks is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 14 games, missing a couple of contests due to a concussion. During the time he was on the field, he caught 42 passes for 583 yards and a pair of touchdowns in what was his least productive season since his rookie year back in 2014.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Oregon State, was originally selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He played in 10 games during his rookie campaign, logging 53 catches for 553 yards and three scores. The following year, Cooks broke out, hauling in 84 receptions for 1,138 yards while reaching the end zone nine times.
Cooks then had another strong season in 2016, snaring 78 balls for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns. However, that ensuing offseason, Cooks was traded to the New England Patriots.
The wideout spent one year with the Patriots, registering 65 grabs for 1,082 yards and seven scores. Cooks was then traded again that offseason, with New England sending him to the Rams.
Cooks had a terrific debut season in Los Angeles, achieving career highs in both receptions (80) and receiving yards (1,204) to go along with five touchdowns.
Both times Cooks has been traded in the past, a first-round pick has been involved, but Silver notes that if LA does, in fact, move Cooks this offseason, it would almost certainly not take a first-rounder to acquire him.