Brandin Cooks

Wide Receiver

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2025 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $10,303,921 (4.82% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $18,500,000 (8.12% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.80
  • Contract Value: $39,764,706 ($19,882,353 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $36,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 11/388 at WR

Current Contract

(Extension, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202229$2,000,000$7,833,333$0$500,000$2,000,000$10,303,9214.8%
202330$18,000,000$7,833,333$0$500,000$18,000,000$26,333,33311.7%
2024 📝
March 20: Roster bonus due
31$13,000,000$7,833,334$3,000,000$500,000$0$24,333,3349.5%
Total$33,000,000$23,500,000$3,000,000$1,500,000$20,000,000$60,970,588

Contract Notes

Brandin Cooks signed a 2 year extension on April 13, 2022 worth $39,764,706 in new money with $36 million fully guaranteed at signing. Cooks can earn an additional $3 million roster bonus on the 5th day of the 2024 league year. Cooks has $500,000 (paid $29,412 per game active) roster bonus pay in each year of the contract. The extension provides Houston with $5.901 million in 2022 cap savings.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$19.9M
$39.8M
202220232024
Cash Due$4,764,706$18,500,000$16,500,000
Running Cash$4,764,706$23,264,706$39,764,706
Career Earnings: $87,989,511
Career APY: $10,998,689
Potential Earnings: $121,489,511
Total Guarantees: $99,723,559
Largest Cash Payment: $27,459,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $26,333,333 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RamsDraftedRenegotiated20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$00.0%$0
SaintsDraftedTraded20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$6,820,25481.4%$2,273,418
PatriotsDraftedTraded20144$8,383,452$2,095,863$7,601,853$1,563,19818.6%$1,563,198
TexansExtensionExtended20185$81,000,000$16,200,000$20,459,000$21,147,05926.1%$10,573,530
RamsExtensionTraded20185$81,000,000$16,200,000$20,459,000$38,459,00047.5%$19,229,500
TexansExtensionActive20222$39,764,706$19,882,353$36,000,000$16,000,00040.2%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Rams2$42,459,000$21,229,500$20,659,0000.0%$21,800,0000.0%
Saints3$6,820,254$2,273,418$5,715,9900.0%$1,104,2640.0%
Patriots1$1,563,198$1,563,198$1,563,1980.0%$00.0%
Texans2$37,147,059$18,573,530$13,647,0590.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Saints$420,000$1,104,264$0$0$420,000$1,524,2641.1%$4,837,056
2015Saints$801,066$1,104,264$0$0$801,066$1,905,3301.3%$801,066
2016Saints$1,182,132$1,104,264$0$0$1,182,132$2,286,3961.5%$1,182,132
2017Patriots$781,599$0$781,599$0$1,563,198$1,563,1980.9%$1,563,198
2018Rams$4,000,000$1,400,000$0$0$4,000,000$5,400,0003.0%$11,000,000
2019Rams$1,000,000$4,800,000$9,459,000$0$10,459,000$15,259,0008.1%$27,459,000
2020Texans$8,000,000$0$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,0003.7%$8,000,000
2021Texans$2,500,000$2,500,000$147,059$500,000$0$5,647,0592.9%$13,147,059
2022Texans$2,000,000$7,833,333$0$500,000$2,000,000$10,303,9214.8%$18,500,000
2023Texans$18,000,000$7,833,333$0$500,000$18,000,000$26,333,33311.7%$18,500,000
2024Texans$13,000,000$7,833,334$3,000,000$500,000$0$24,333,3349.5%$16,500,000
Total$51,684,797$35,512,792$13,387,658$2,000,000$46,425,396$102,555,835$121,489,511
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Saints2017$1,104,264$0
Rams2020$21,800,000$4,000,000
Total$22,904,264$4,000,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014106046.8%8.3%77310.415355010.4310
2015160082.8%0.9%8182.3084113813.5910
2016160076.5%0.8%6305.0078117315.0810
2017160092.6%0.4%6325.3060100316.7600
2018160089.9%0.6%10686.8180120415.1510
2019140063.3%0.2%6528.704258313.9200
2020151081.8%0.0%000.0081115014.2600
2021160078.0%0.0%22110.5090103711.5600

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$9,777,000$19,882,353
Injury Adjusted$9,777,000$19,882,353
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OTC Valuation $3.5M $7.1M $10.6M $14.1M $17.6M APY $5M $10M $15M $20M $25M $7,355,000 $4,750,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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