Brandin Cooks signs five-year extension with Rams

AP

Brandin Cooks has spent time with three teams over the last two years, but he won’t be moving on to a fourth anytime soon.

The Rams announced Tuesday that they and Cooks have agreed to a five-year contract extension. The Rams acquired Cooks and a fourth-round pick in exchange for first- and sixth-round picks in a trade with the Patriots this offseason.

No financial terms of the deal have been announced.

“Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said in a statement. “He’s a proven professional in this league and signing him to a long-term contract was always our goal. We’re excited to keep Brandin in a Rams uniform through 2023.”

The Rams were clear about their desire to extend Cooks ever since acquiring him. Now that they have come to an agreement, they can turn their attention back toward talks with defensive tackle Aaron Donald about the deal he’s been trying to land for most of the last two years.

31 responses to “Brandin Cooks signs five-year extension with Rams

  1. This guy has to be the most overrated receiver in the league. Without question. The Pats were dumb enough to give up picks for him and the Rams went ahead and did the same thing. He is a #2 WR at best.

  2. Sounds like a great signing. My guess is that the Rams got him to take a discount to help them with the Aaron Donald deal.

  3. 49erfan44 says:

    July 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Somewhere, Aaron Donald is pissed off.

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    Doubtful multiple people have tweeted out that Aaron Donald have been telling people he expects a deal to be done by training camp. In fact the Rams been had a deal on the table for months to make him the highest paid defensive player, just because he didn’t sign it shouldn’t mean they should hold off contract talks with everybody else.

  4. jman967 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm
    This guy has to be the most overrated receiver in the league. Without question. The Pats were dumb enough to give up picks for him and the Rams went ahead and did the same thing. He is a #2 WR at best.

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    It’s pretty clear NE didn’t like the first rd last year. They also got a 4th back for Cooks.

    I can think of at least a dozen far more overrated players than this guy. Do you watch the NFL?

  5. This Ram management appears to be as unfocused as the POTUS who cannot determine which contraction to use. Donald is the core of your defense, lose him and you lose the NFL and become doormats for other fine-tuned offensive teams, noting that the 49ers are now superior to the Rams on paper and performance. BY not restructuring Donald’s contract is behaviors of dumb frigging fools. how long do you think he is going to wait stupid ones? Wake up and get him signed.

  6. Cooks is not even a true Number 1 caliber receiver. He’s never been that good with YAC yards.

  7. Good for him, he earned it. Always works hard.

    While on the subject, why did Cooks try that ridiculous high hurdle in the Super Bowl when he only needed to dive for the first down? Yeah, the play before the missed 23 yard field goal. That is a bigger mystery to me than Malcolm Butler’s benching.

  8. Komrade Trump: Resident KGB Ball Washer says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    Sounds like a great signing.
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    I like Cooks. Good player and a class act. I don’t know if he is as good as your site handle, which is outstanding, but I am happy to see Cooks get his big payday. 🙂

  9. Brandin Cooks statistics will drop in Los Angeles.

    Cooks will NEVER get more bogus defensive pass interference calls
    than he did in new england.

    Sure… ben roethlisberger gets a lot of bogus calls… but…
    … not as many as the cheating tom brady.

  10. Sign him long term before even seeing what he does for your team? What a great move. lol. This guy is super over rated. He only did great when he had the amazing Brees throwing to him.

  11. Sign him long term before even seeing what he does for your team? What a great move. lol. This guy is super over rated. He only did great when he had the amazing Brees throwing to him.

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    He is 24 years old
    1,000+ yards 3/4 years (except rookie year)
    Stretches the field like few in the league
    16 games each of the last 3 years

    He is a top 12 WR and will see the full length of this contract….. name 12 receivers better.

  12. He is a top 12 WR and will see the full length of this contract….. name 12 receivers better.
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    Yeah I agree Top 12…. But getting paid like a Top 5

  13. It’s pretty clear NE didn’t like the first rd last year. They also got a 4th back for Cooks.

    I can think of at least a dozen far more overrated players than this guy. Do you watch the NFL?

    You’re right. Edelman is up there too.

  14. jman967 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm
    This guy has to be the most overrated receiver in the league. Without question. The Pats were dumb enough to give up picks for him and the Rams went ahead and did the same thing. He is a #2 WR at best.

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    Not his fault Breese arm is almost shot and the Saints couldn’t utilize him as a deep threat. He will do fine with a young QB like Goff who has a live arm.

  15. 5yrs 80mil is not a discount

    Komrade Trump: Resident KGB Ball Washer says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    Sounds like a great signing. My guess is that the Rams got him to take a discount to help them with the Aaron Donald deal.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm
    jman967 says:
    July 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm
    This guy has to be the most overrated receiver in the league. Without question. The Pats were dumb enough to give up picks for him and the Rams went ahead and did the same thing. He is a #2 WR at best.

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    It’s pretty clear NE didn’t like the first rd last year. They also got a 4th back for Cooks.

    I can think of at least a dozen far more overrated players than this guy. Do you watch the NFL?
    ++++++++++++++
    So the 13th most overrated player in the league gets paid 80 million over 5 years. Pretty dumb.

  17. Well Rams fans you will see what others have. He gives up on plays too early. Has aligator arms and goes down in a stiff breeze. Better the Rams than my team.

  18. Cap hell loom upon Rams, Goff and Gurley haven’t let out their calculators since Brooks deal break in, they won’t be able to sleep after Donald’s deal come up.

  19. What are they doing??? The rest of the NFL would like to thank the Rams GM for this idiotic deal!

  20. A number of free agent wide receivers that have caught less passes than Cook have signed for much more money in the last two years. The Rams needed to sign Donald or Cooks to a long term contract, preferably Cooks since he will get paid less. Now they can Franchise Tag Donald over the next 2 seasons or more if need be, but I think they will get him signed.

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