Brandin Cooks

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Cowboys, WR Age: 29-5d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2014 College: Oregon State Agent(s): Ryan Tollner (Rep 1 Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Brandin Cooks signed a 2 year, $39,764,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $16,000,000 signing bonus, $36,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,882,000. In 2023, Cooks will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,000,000 and a dead cap value of $12,000,000.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $39,764,000
    Signing Bonus $16,000,000
    Average Salary $19,882,000
    Total Guarantees $36,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $36,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $1,168,889 $5,333,333 $470,588 $2,777,037 $9,749,847 $43,500,002 $18,352,932($18,352,932) $18,352,932
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $43,500,002 2022 Cap Savings: $-33,750,155 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $24,331,113 2022 Cap Savings: $-14,581,266 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $27,279,260 2023 Dead Cap: $16,220,742 2022 Cap Savings: $-17,529,413 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $8,110,371 2023 Dead Cap: $16,220,742 2022 Cap Savings: $1,639,476
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $4,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000($30,352,932) $15,176,466
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $12,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-6,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-2,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 2 yr, $30,352,932; $6,000,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $8,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000($38,352,932) $12,784,311
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 - - - $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year 33 - - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $36M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 12 LTBE in 2023)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $3M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2023 Player contract details by year $6,000,000 $10,666,666 - $5,554,074 $22,220,740 $6,000,000($6,000,000)

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2022

    Brandin Cooks signed a 5 year, $81,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $49,459,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,200,000. In 2023, Cooks will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,000,000 and a dead cap value of $12,000,000.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $81,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $16,200,000
    Total Guarantees $49,459,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,459,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2014-2018Entry Level

    Brandin Cooks signed a 4 year, $8,383,452 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $4,417,056 signing bonus, $7,601,853 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,095,863. In 2023, Cooks will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,000,000 and a dead cap value of $12,000,000.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,383,452
    Signing Bonus $4,417,056
    Average Salary $2,095,863
    Total Guarantees $7,601,853
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,601,853
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $4,417,056 - - - - - $4,837,056
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $801,066 - - - - - $59,732 $860,798
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,182,132 - - - - - $57,050 $1,239,182
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $781,599 - $781,599 - - - - $1,563,198
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - - $11,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $9,459,000 - - $17,000,000 - $27,459,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - - $17,022 $8,017,022
    2020 Player Cash Earnings - - $4,000,000 - - - - $4,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - $141,168 $500,000 $10,000,000 - - $13,141,168
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,168,889 $16,000,000 $352,932 - $831,111 - - $18,352,932
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - $8,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - - $6,000,000
    10 seasons $29,853,686 $27,417,056 $14,734,699 $500,000 $18,831,111 $17,000,000 $133,804 $108,470,356
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - - - $8,000,000
    $37,853,686 $27,417,056 $14,734,699 $500,000 $18,831,111 $17,000,000 $133,804 $116,470,356
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,403,198 $4,417,056 - - - - $116,782 $6,937,036
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $781,599 - $781,599 - - - - $1,563,198
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $7,000,000 $13,459,000 - - $17,000,000 - $42,459,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $17,668,889 $16,000,000 $494,100 $500,000 $10,831,111 - $17,022 $45,511,122
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - - $8,000,000 - - $12,000,000
  • Transactions

    Mar 20 2023Converted $8M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding two void years, clearing $6M of cap with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 19 2023Traded to Dallas (DAL) from Houston (HOU) for 2024 6th round pick and 2023 5th round pick (#161 - traded)
    Sep 20 2022Converted $831,111 of 2022 salary into signing bonus, clearing $554,074 of cap with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 7 2022Signed a 2 year $39.764 millioncontract extension with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 11 2021Converted $10M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $6.53M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Apr 9 2020Traded to Houston (HOU) from Los Angeles (LAR) with 2022 4th round pick (#137 - traded) for 2020 2nd round pick (#57 Van Jefferson)
    Jul 17 2018Signed a 5 year $80 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LA)
    Apr 3 2018Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from New England (NE) with 2018 4th round pick (#136 - traded) for 2018 1st round pick (#23 Isaiah Wynn) and 2018 6th round pick (#198 - traded)
    Apr 29 2017New England (NE) exercised an $8.459 million 5th-year option for 2018
    Mar 10 2017Traded to New England (NE) from New Orleans (NO) with 2017 4th round pick [forfeited/Deflategate] (#118 forfeited/Deflategate) for 2017 1st round pick (#32 Ryan Ramczyk) and 2017 3rd round pick (#103 Trey Hendrickson)
    May 18 2014Signed a 4 year $8.383 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
    May 8 2014Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 1 (#20 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2023 DAL 1 1 1 34 4 2 22 11 22.00 0 0 0 2.2
    2022 HOU 12 12 11 598 59.9 87 52 593 11.4 49.42 2 0 6 72
    2021 HOU 16 16 16 831 78.0 134 90 1037 11.5 64.81 6 0 4 141.8
    2020 HOU 15 15 15 802 81.8 119 81 1150 14.2 76.67 6 0 4 151
    2019 LAR 14 14 11 718 63.3 72 42 583 13.9 41.64 2 0 5 75.5
    2018 LAR 16 16 16 989 89.9 117 80 1204 15 75.25 5 1 1 163.2
    2017 NE 16 16 15 1058 92.7 114 65 1082 16.6 67.63 7 0 7 156.2
    2016 NO 16 16 12 880 76.5 117 78 1173 15 73.31 8 1 4 168.3
    2015 NO 16 16 12 961 82.8 129 84 1138 13.5 71.13 9 1 4 169.6
    2014 NO 10 10 6 534 46.8 69 53 550 10.4 55.00 3 1 2 86.3
    Totals 132 132 115 7,405 - 962 627 8,532 13.6 64.64 48 4 37 1,186.10