Rams Sign WR Brandin Cooks To Five-Year, $81 Extension

     

Update:

According to Ian Rapoport, the Rams WR Brandin Cooks‘ five-year extension is worth $81 million with an annual average of  $16.2 million, including $50.5 million guaranteed for injury and $20.5 million fully guaranteed when signing.

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The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve signed WR Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension.

  • According to Adam Schefter, Cooks receives a five-year, $80 million extension from the Rams, which means he’s under team control for six years at $88 million in total.

“Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team,” Rams HC Sean McVay said. “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.”

Cooks, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $8.4 million contract and set to make a base salary of $781,599 for the 2017 season when he was traded to the Patriots last year.

New England later picked up his fifth-year option for the 2018 season, which will cost the Rams $8,459,000 million.

After one season in New England, the Patriots traded Cooks to the Rams for first- and sixth-round picks.

In 2017, Cooks appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and caught 65 passes for 1,082 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. Cooks also rushed for 40 yards on nine carries. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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