Texans Continue Puzzling Offseason By Adding Cooks
Green Bay Packers fans had an interest in Brandin Cooks. He is the last top receiver available in the trade market. The idea of trading for Cooks would be a smaller deal that wouldn’t take much to get done. We broke it down a few days ago. But as it tends to happen these days, the Houston Texans stepped up and traded for Cooks. Texans are addicted to bad contracts. The breakdown of getting Cooks versus having DeAndre Hopkins is crazy. Bill O’Brien is drunker than a local resident at the Blue Cat Lounge. Packers fans should not worry they did not acquire Cooks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 9, 2020
Texans leaked claims that Hopkins wanted a new contract and couldn’t pay him.
Hopkins: $12.5M 2020, $13.5M 2021, $13.9M 2022 ($0 dead money)
Cooks: $16.8-$17.8M through 2023 ($13M dead cap 2021, $8M dead cap 2022)
BOB traded for a worse WR with a worse contract!
— Stephen (@SportsByStephen) April 9, 2020
I’m not mad the Rams took this deal. Anyone should take this deal. I’m starting to wonder if the Packers need to find a player on the Texans roster that looks worth trading for. Houston decided that they would rather have Cooks with five concussions versus a rookie wide receiver in the deepest receiver class ever at pick 57 makes zero fucking sense. But what have the Texans done this offseason that makes any sense in the world? O’Brien continues to show that he is inept, and Houston’s next GM will pay for what he’s done in the past year.
Packers move on and get ready for what should be a draft chock-full of receivers.