Rams sign Brandin Cooks to 5-year extension

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The Los Angeles Rams announced they have signed wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a five-tear extension, which puts him under contract until 2023. The Rams didn’t disclose details of the deal but it’s rumored to be worth $80 million.

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

Brandin Cooks doing drills with the receivers during mini-camp

In his last three seasons, the first two with the New Orleans Saints and last season with the New England Patriots, Cooks has had 1,000-plus yards receiving. He has 280 career receptions in his five year career, for 3,943 yards and 27 touchdowns. He averages 14.1 yards per reception and recorded a 98-yard reception for the longest of his career. In 2016 he recorded a game with 186 yards receiving against the Arizona Cardinals while a member of the Saints.

In his pro career Cooks has had the opportunity to play with two elite quarterbacks: Drew Brees for New Orleans and Tom Brady with New England. With Los Angeles Cooks will be on the receiving end of passes from a QB projected to be an elite in the near future: Jared Goff.

He will also benefit from an improved offensive line, plus a strong corps of running backs, led by Todd Gurley II and a strong group of tight ends and receivers, like Cooper Kupp and Gerald Everett.

Photos by Claudia Gestro