Brandin Cooks
Wide Receiver
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2014
Experience: 7 Years
College: Oregon State
Contract: 5 yr(s)
$81,000,000
Signing Bonus $7,000,000 AAV$16,200,000 G'teed:$49,459,000 Free Agent:2024 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2018 Contract details by year 25 $4,000,000 $1,400,000 - - - $5,400,000 $20,459,000
2019 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $9,459,000 $3,400,000 - $15,259,000 $36,059,000
2020 Contract details by year 27 $8,000,000 - - - - $8,000,000 $8,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 28 $12,000,000 - - - - $12,000,000 -
2022 Contract details by year 29 $12,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - $13,000,000 -
2023 Contract details by year 30 $12,500,000 - $1,500,000 - - $14,000,000 -
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 Escalator: $2M (1000 receiving yard + playoffs)
  • 2023 $14M option must be exercised between 3/13/2019 - 3/15/2019
    If exercised, the 2019 salary de-escalates to $1M (guaranteed)
    the 2020 salary de-escalates to $8M
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Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $4,417,056 - $4,837,056
2015 Player Cash Earnings $801,066 - - $860,798
2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,182,132 - - $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 - $26,459,000 $27,459,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000
8 seasons $16,184,797 $11,417,056 $31,357,381 $58,959,234

Cap Hit

#31
Wide Receiver
#8
Houston Texans
#195
NFL

AAV

#30
Wide Receiver
#67
NFL

Cash

#30
Wide Receiver
#245
NFL
  • Apr 9 2020

    Traded to Houston (HOU) from Los Angeles (LAR) with 2022 4th round pick for 2020 2nd round pick (#57 Van Jefferson)

  • Jul 17 2018

    Signed a 5 year $80 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LA)

  • Apr 3 2018

    Traded 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 2017

    New England (NE) exercised an $8.459 million 5th-year option for 2018

  • Mar 10 2017

    Traded 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 2014

    Signed a 4 year $8.383 million contract with New Orleans (NO)

  • May 8 2014

    Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 1 (#20 overall)