Brandin Cooks

Wide Receiver

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $5,400,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 3.01%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $11,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 5.16%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.04
  • Total Contract Value: $81,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $16,200,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/80 at WR
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $20,459,000
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 189
  • College: Oregon State
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 1, #20 overall (Saints)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 25 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $1,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,400,000 3.0%
2019 26 $1,000,000 $9,459,000 $4,800,000 $9,459,000 $0 $0 $15,259,000 8.0%
2020 27 $8,000,000 $4,800,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $16,800,000 8.4%
2021 28 $12,000,000 $4,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,800,000 --
2022 29 $12,000,000 $4,800,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $17,800,000 --
2023 30 $12,500,000 $3,400,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $17,400,000 --
Total $49,500,000 $24,000,000 $15,959,000 $0 $0 $89,459,000
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Career Earnings: $36,383,452
Career APY: $7,276,690
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Patriots Drafted Traded 2014 4 $8,383,452 $2,095,863 $7,601,853 $1,563,198 18.6% $1,563,198
Saints Drafted Traded 2014 4 $8,383,452 $2,095,863 $7,601,853 $6,820,254 81.4% $2,273,418
Rams Drafted Renegotiated 2014 4 $8,383,452 $2,095,863 $7,601,853 $0 0.0% $0
Rams Extension Active 2018 5 $81,000,000 $16,200,000 $20,459,000 $28,000,000 34.6% $28,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Patriots 1 $1,563,198 $1,563,198 $1,563,198 0.0% $0 0.0%
Saints 3 $6,820,254 $2,273,418 $5,715,990 0.0% $1,104,264 0.0%
Rams 1 $28,000,000 $28,000,000 $5,400,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2014 Saints $420,000 $420,000 $1,104,264 $0 $0 $0 $1,524,264 1.1% $4,837,056
2015 Saints $801,066 $801,066 $1,104,264 $0 $0 $0 $1,905,330 1.3% $801,066
2016 Saints $1,182,132 $1,182,132 $1,104,264 $0 $0 $0 $2,286,396 1.5% $1,182,132
2017 Patriots $781,599 $1,563,198 $0 $781,599 $0 $0 $1,563,198 0.9% $1,563,198
2018 Rams $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $1,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,400,000 3.0% $11,000,000
2019 Rams $1,000,000 $9,459,000 $4,800,000 $9,459,000 $0 $0 $15,259,000 8.0% $27,459,000
2020 Rams $8,000,000 $4,800,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $16,800,000 8.4% $12,000,000
2021 Rams $12,000,000 $4,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $16,800,000 -- $12,000,000
2022 Rams $12,000,000 $4,800,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $17,800,000 -- $13,000,000
2023 Rams $12,500,000 $3,400,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $17,400,000 -- $14,000,000
Total $52,684,797 $27,312,792 $16,740,599 $0 $0 $96,738,188   $97,842,452
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Saints 2017 $1,104,264 $0
Total$1,104,264$0

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2014 10 46.8% 8.3%5355010.4377310.4110
2015 16 82.8% 0.9%84113813.598182.3010
2016 16 76.5% 0.8%78117315.086305.0010
2017 16 92.6% 0.4%60100316.766325.3000
2018 16 89.9% 0.6%80120415.1510686.8110

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average