Brandin Cooks has taken to Twitter recently and seems to be behaving in a way that makes it seem like he’s wanting to become a Denver Bronco. The veteran receiver is likely going to be moved off of his current team in the Houston Texans anyway, and perhaps the Broncos make the most sense.
On Friday, Cooks made his stance regarding Sean Payton very clear, referring to him as “greatness.” Well, Sean Payton is also the coach of the Denver Broncos, and the Broncos need a true speed guy like Brandin Cooks.
Cooks isn’t happy with his current situation in Houston and has made it clear that he does not want to be part of a rebuild. The Texans are firmly in the rebuild mode, and Cooks was an acquisition by the Texans during the Deshaun Watson era when they were actually a good team.
That era is long gone and Brandin Cooks also feels like he was tossed aside. He was drafted in the first round back in the 2014 NFL Draft and played three years for the Saints before being traded to the Patriots. He was then traded to the Rams, and then the Texans.
During his three-year stint as a Saint, Cooks racked up nearly 3,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. His stretch as a Saint was just about the most productive of his career and playing for Sean Payton and with Drew Brees likely contributed to that.
Now, Cooks turns 30 during the 2023 season and would begin his 10th year in the NFL. He’s got 8,616 career receiving yards and 49 touchdown catches in the regular season.
No matter where he’s gone, he’s produced. In fact, in each of his four stops, he has at least one 1,000-yard season for each team.
The Broncos need a true speed threat, as KJ Hamler has been a massive disappointment for the team. Someone like Brandin Cooks would fill that need and then some. He also does stay on the field consistently, which has been a problem for some of the Bronco receivers.
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I’m not sure how Denver would swing a potential trade, seeing as they do not have much draft capital, but it’s clear that Cooks wants to come to Denver.