Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks wants out of LA It’s no secret that the Rams are trying to trade him, and he expressed his desire to be traded on Twitter on Friday. “data-reactid =” 13 “> Los Angeles Ram’s wide receiver Brandin Cooks wants out of LA It’s no secret the Rams are trying to trade him, and he expressed his desire to be traded on Twitter on Friday.
Free me 🤦🏿♂️
– Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) March 27, 2020
The bears need a speed receiver in their attack, and Cooks has been one of the most explosive weapons on the job throughout his career. “data-reactid =” 15 “> The bears need a speed-wide receiver, and Cooks has been one of the most explosive weapons on the job throughout his career.
Prior to last season’s offensive meltdown in Los Angeles, Cooks registered four consecutive seasons of 1,000 yards and averaged over 15 yards per catch in three of those years. He is only 26 years old and still has enough juice in his legs to offer his next team a comparable production level; he would be a dynamic addition to Allen Robinson and would complete Chicago’s broad receiving corps.
Jimmy Graham with a two-year contract of $ 16 million despite a market that probably wouldn’t have valued its services anywhere near that amount. “data-reactid =” 17 “> And here’s the thing: we know Ryan Pace loves his former saints. He just rewarded Jimmy Graham with a two-year contract for $ 16 million, despite a market likely to provide his services would not have been close to that amount.
But Graham was one of Pace’s boys from his time in New Orleans, and so was Cooks.
The Saints traded a first and third rounds in the 2014 NFL draw to continue for Cooks (they went from No. 27 to No. 20 to select him). Pace was then director of Player Personnel in New Orleans; his voice was strong in the decision to take over Cooks.
The biggest obstacle to doing something for Cooks is his contract. He signed a five-year $ 81 million deal with the Rams in 2018 and has a $ 16.8 million limit in 2020. Robinson wants to give the bank a contract extension in the coming weeks and the Bears are highly unlikely to commit so much money to the wide receiver position. Each transaction must include some sort of restructured contract or an agreement that the Rams carry a significant portion of Cooks’ hit.
There is also a matter of compensation that the Bears can send to Los Angeles for a player as dynamic as Cooks. A trade would require at least one of Chicago’s second round choices. Maybe that’s all it takes, but the Rams would rightly ask for more.
The dollars should make sense and the compensation should be attractive enough to close a deal. But there is no doubt that at least Pace is exploring his options.
Cooks, unlike Graham, would be one of Pace’s guys who would welcome Bears fans with open arms.
Should the bears trade for this Ryan Pace player? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago“data-reactid =” 24 “>Should the bears trade for this Ryan Pace player? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago