In the latest NFL news, the Houston Texans have reportedly shown a willingness to trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The news was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who has a strong track record of breaking major NFL stories.
Cooks is a highly experienced receiver, having played six seasons in the NFL with multiple teams including the Saints, Patriots, Rams, and most recently, the Texans. During his career, Cooks has caught a total of 630 passes for 8,616 yards and 49 touchdowns. He has also managed to record 1,000 or more receiving yards in six different seasons.
Despite his impressive career statistics, Cooks has already been traded three times, and if the Texans go ahead with a trade, it would mark his fourth trade, which would tie him for the record with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson and linebacker Kiko Alonso.
While it’s not yet clear which teams might be interested in acquiring Cooks, his availability on the trade market is sure to generate significant interest from a number of teams looking to bolster their receiving corps.
For the Texans, the decision to trade Cooks could be part of a wider strategy to rebuild the team after a difficult 2022 season. The Texans finished the year with just three wins and are looking to make significant changes to their roster in order to turn their fortunes around.
Only time will tell whether a trade involving Cooks will actually take place, but it’s clear that there are likely to be a number of teams interested in acquiring a receiver of his calibre.