Rams coach Sean McVay opens up about Brandin Cooks trade rumors
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay doesn’t seem to think that veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks is going anywhere this offseason. While the longtime NFL wideout has been traded a few times before having played for both the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots before making his way to the Rams, Cooks currently appears to be primed to begin next season in Los Angeles.
“When you’ve got a player of his caliber, there’s a lot of conversations. Teams call, he’s put such good stuff on tape, so we have had teams that have reached out about that,” McVay said on a conference call with reporters earlier this week, via USA TODAY Sports. “But when you look at what he’s been able to do – even going back to his first year with us – the way he was able to impact the game in a lot of ways. He kind of took that starting X-receiver position, really ran with it, had a career year where he’s over 1,200 yards receiving.”
Of course, the Rams did part ways with another notable offensive player earlier this offseason as Los Angeles unexpectedly released veteran running back Todd Gurley, who quickly signed with the Atlanta Falcons. With Gurley already on the move, McVay and company can hardly afford to part ways with any additional talent, especially on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage.
After all, the Rams are just two seasons removed from an NFC Championship and a trip to the Super Bowl.