One of the biggest names still available on the trade market before tomorrow’s deadline is Brandin Cooks.
The Houston Texan is no stranger to being traded, having played with four different teams and had success with each of them. Several teams are likely interested in taking a chance on the 29-year-old, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, his services will come at a hefty price.
Schefter said the Texans would only listen to offers if Cooks was selected in at least the second round, and there appear to be three teams that remain interested: the New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings.
If Cooks were traded, it would be the fourth time in his NFL career that he has been dealt. The first came in March 2017, when he was traded from the Saints to the Patriots for a first-round pick.
Then, the following offseason, the Patriots traded Cooks and a fourth-rounder to the Rams for first- and sixth-round picks. And two years later, he was on the move again, this time going to the Texans (along with a 4th-rounder) for the second-round pick the Rams usually took in Van Jefferson.
Cooks currently has two years remaining on his contract beyond 2022. He will become a free agent in 2025 and will complete his sixth career 1,000-yard season in 2021.