Brandin Cooks isn’t a bad option for the Giants
It’s really confusing how wide receiver Brandin Cooks continues to get passed around from team to team while continuing to post 1,000 yard seasons at the receiver position. The guy is a playmaker that produces on a consistent basis.
Cooks’ stats are staggering. He caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and six touchdowns in 2020. The only seasons that he didn’t record over 1,000 yards were his rookie year in 2014 and in 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams who spread the ball around to about five different receivers.
Cooks still has three years left on his current contract with the Houston Texans and is making just over $12 million per season.
I’m not sure if Cooks can be a number one receiver for the Giants, but he would certainly jump start one of the worst offenses in the NFL.
Now you might ask, what would the Giants have to give up for Cooks? Well he was traded for a fourth round pick in 2018 and the Texans gave up a second round pick for him and received a fourth round pick along with Cooks in return. So there is likely a chance they could get him for a third round pick at best or maybe have to give up a second.
In my opinion, trading for Cooks would be worth it because of how it could help quarterback Daniel Jones and New York’s offense.