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Brandin Cooks

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Texans, WR Age: 27-203d Exp: 7 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 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 2021, Cooks will earn a base salary of $2,500,000, a roster bonus of $132,353, a restructure bonus of $10,000,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,352 and a dead cap value of $9,800,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 25 $4,000,000 $1,400,000 - - - - $5,400,000 $20,459,000 $11,000,000($11,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $20,459,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-15,059,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-1,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $14,859,000 2019 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-9,459,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $1,400,000 2019 Dead Cap: $5,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $9,459,000 $3,400,000 - - $15,259,000 $36,059,000 $27,459,000($38,459,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $36,059,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-20,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $32,059,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-16,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $18,259,000 2020 Dead Cap: $17,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-3,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $14,259,000 2020 Dead Cap: $17,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $8,000,000 - - - - - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,017,022($46,476,022)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $8,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $8,000,000

    Potential Out: 2021, 3 yr, $46,476,022; $9,800,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 28 $2,500,000 - $132,353 - $500,000 $2,500,000 $5,632,352 $9,800,000 $13,132,352($59,608,374)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,167,648 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-4,167,648 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $3,266,666 2022 Dead Cap: $6,533,334 2021 Cap Savings: $2,365,686 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $3,266,666 2022 Dead Cap: $6,533,334 2021 Cap Savings: $2,365,686
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $12,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - $2,500,000 $15,500,000 $6,533,334 $13,000,000($72,608,374)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,533,334 2022 Cap Savings: $8,966,666 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,533,334 2022 Cap Savings: $8,966,666 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $3,266,666 2023 Dead Cap: $3,266,668 2022 Cap Savings: $12,233,334 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $3,266,666 2023 Dead Cap: $3,266,668 2022 Cap Savings: $12,233,334
    2023 Contract details by year 30 - - - - - $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2024 Contract details by year 31 - - - - - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $2,500,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $20.459M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2018 salary + 2019 roster bonus)
    • 2019 Roster Bonus: $9.459M (paid 3/15/2019, fully guaranteed at signing)
    • 2019 Option Bonus: $17M (guarantees 3/15/2019)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $4M (guarantees 3/15/2019)
    • 2020 salary guarantees in 3/20/2020
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $1M (3rd league day of 2022)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $1.5M (3rd league day of 2023)
    • 2022 Escalator: $1.5M (1000 receiving yards + playoffs)
    • 2023-24 years autoamtically void 15 days before the start of the 2023 league year ($5M of dead cap)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $8,823 ($150,000, 15 LTBE)

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2018Entry Level

    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
    7 seasons $16,184,797 $11,417,056 $14,240,599 - - $17,000,000 $133,804 $58,976,256
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - $132,353 $500,000 $10,000,000 - - $13,132,352
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $13,000,000
    $30,684,797 $11,417,056 $15,372,952 $500,000 $10,000,000 $17,000,000 $133,804 $85,108,608
    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
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - - $17,022 $8,017,022
  • Transactions

    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 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)
  • 2021 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
    2020 HOU 15 15 15 802 88.0 119 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 103 103 87 5,942 - 737 483 6,880 14.2 66.80 40 4 32 970.10