Brandin Cooks

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Cowboys, WR Age: 30-165d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2014 College: Oregon State Agent(s): Ryan Tollner (Rep 1 Sports)

 
  • 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 2024, Cooks will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.
    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 Today → 03/18/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 03/18/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade Today → 03/18/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 03/18/2024 → 6/1/2024 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $1,000,000 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: $5,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $4,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $5,000,000
    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 (3/18/2024)
    • 2025-26 years automatically void 2/20/2025 ($4M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    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 2024, Cooks will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.
    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 2024, Cooks will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.
    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)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Brandin Cooks ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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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 16 16 14 752 67.6 81 54 657 12.2 41.06 8 1 1 119.2
    2022 HOU 13 13 13 657 65.8 93 57 699 12.3 53.77 3 0 6 88.6
    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 148 148 130 8,182 - 1,045 684 9,273 13.6 62.66 57 5 38 1,319.70