Brandin Cooks

Wide Receiver

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $16,800,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 8.07%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $12,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 7.50%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.71
  • Total Contract Value: $81,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 8/350 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,459,000
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 189
  • College: Oregon State
  • Accrued Seasons: 6
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #20 overall (Saints)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $5,356,000

Contract Notes

Brandin Cooks signed a five year, $81 million contract extension with the Rams on July 18, 2018. Cooks contract contains $50.459 million in guarantees. Per Ben Volin of the Boston Herald Cooks will receive a $7 million signing bonus and $17 million option bonus as part of the contract. He will receive $9.459 million as a roster bonus on the 3rd day of the league year in 2019 and $4 million in 2020. Cooks also has offseason roster bonuses in 2022 and 2023. Contract escalators for performance can be earned in the final two years to boost the value to a reported $88 million.  At this time our cap calculations do not match Volin's report for 2019 and 2020 so we are trying to determine the source of confusion. We will update accordingly when we find the answer.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201825$4,000,000$1,400,000$0$4,000,000$5,400,0003.0%
2019 📝
March 15: Deadline to pick up 2023 option
March 15: $4 million 2020 roster bonus becomes fully guaranteed
March 15: $9.459 million roster bonus is due
26$1,000,000$4,800,000$9,459,000$10,459,000$15,259,0008.1%
202027$8,000,000$4,800,000$4,000,000$12,000,000$16,800,0008.4%
202128$12,000,000$4,800,000$0$0$16,800,000--
202229$12,000,000$4,800,000$1,000,000$0$17,800,000--
202330$12,500,000$3,400,000$1,500,000$0$17,400,000--
Total$49,500,000$24,000,000$15,959,000$26,459,000$89,459,000
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Career Earnings: $46,842,452
Career APY: $7,807,075
Potential Earnings: $97,842,452
Total Guarantees: $43,264,559
Largest Cash Payment: $27,459,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $17,800,000 (2022)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PatriotsDraftedTraded20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$1,563,19818.6%$1,563,198
SaintsDraftedTraded20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$6,820,25481.4%$2,273,418
RamsDraftedRenegotiated20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$00.0%$0
RamsExtensionActive20185$81,000,000$16,200,000$20,459,000$38,459,00047.5%$19,229,500
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Patriots1$1,563,198$1,563,198$1,563,1980.0%$00.0%
Saints3$6,820,254$2,273,418$5,715,9900.0%$1,104,2640.0%
Rams2$38,459,000$19,229,500$20,659,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Saints$420,000$1,104,264$0$420,000$1,524,2641.1%$4,837,056
2015Saints$801,066$1,104,264$0$801,066$1,905,3301.3%$801,066
2016Saints$1,182,132$1,104,264$0$1,182,132$2,286,3961.5%$1,182,132
2017Patriots$781,599$0$781,599$1,563,198$1,563,1980.9%$1,563,198
2018Rams$4,000,000$1,400,000$0$4,000,000$5,400,0003.0%$11,000,000
2019Rams$1,000,000$4,800,000$9,459,000$10,459,000$15,259,0008.1%$27,459,000
2020Rams$8,000,000$4,800,000$4,000,000$12,000,000$16,800,0008.4%$12,000,000
2021Rams$12,000,000$4,800,000$0$0$16,800,000--$12,000,000
2022Rams$12,000,000$4,800,000$1,000,000$0$17,800,000--$13,000,000
2023Rams$12,500,000$3,400,000$1,500,000$0$17,400,000--$14,000,000
Total$52,684,797$27,312,792$16,740,599$30,425,396$96,738,188$97,842,452
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2017$1,104,264$0
Total$1,104,264$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014106046.8%8.3%5355010.4377310.4110
2015160082.8%0.9%84113813.598182.3010
2016160076.5%0.8%78117315.086305.0010
2017160092.6%0.4%60100316.766325.3000
2018160089.9%0.6%80120415.1510686.8110
2019140063.3%0.2%4258313.926528.7000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$5,353,000$16,200,000
Injury Adjusted$5,353,000$16,200,000
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OTC Valuation $3.2M $6.4M $9.7M $12.9M $16.1M APY $3.7M $7.3M $11.0M $14.7M $18.3M $6,576,000 $6,283,333

Weekly Valuation Trends

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