RUMOR: Where the Rams stand on trading Brandin Cooks
Last Friday, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks took to Twitter and said “Free me,” which had everyone thinking that a trade may have been in the works.
But it doesn’t appear that is going to happen.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, Cooks is not on the trading block.
There was some trade speculation surrounding Cooks in the early stages of free agency, but it looks like Cooks is staying put. At least for now.
Cooks has spent the last couple of seasons with the Rams and is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 14 games and caught 42 passes for 583 yards and a couple of touchdowns. It marked his least productive season since his rookie year, but it should be noted that the wide out dealt with a concussion.
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.
Cooks appeared in 10 contests during his rookie season, registering 53 catches for 550 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.
The Stockton, Ca. native spent his first three years with the Saints before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2017, where he resided for one season.
Cooks was then dealt to Los Angeles in 2018.
Between 2015 and 2018, Cooks logged four straight 1,000-yard campaigns. He has never made a Pro Bowl, but he has been one of the more consistent receivers in the league throughout the early stages of his NFL career.