Brandin Cooks Next Team Odds: Predicting the Most Likely Landing Spots for the Texans' Wideout

Supposedly, the Houston Texans have received multiple calls on WR Brandin Cooks. Let's predict the most likely landing spots and see who Brandin Cooks' next team could be.
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Brandin Cooks Next Team Odds: Predicting the Most Likely Landing Spots for the Texans' Wideout

The Houston Texans are in a rebuild. No, that statement shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone after they traded away Deshaun Watson for a boatload of picks. Now, they will look to build through the NFL Draft and find a new nucleus of talent with multiple first rounders over the next few years.

As a result, rumors began circulating about some of their roster players that still hold value. Supposedly, teams are calling about wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Cooks is one of the more underrated wideouts in football. He's gone over 1,000 yards receiving in six of his eight seasons in the league and last year went for 1,037 yards and six touchdowns in the dumpster fire offense that was the Houston Texans in 2021. Houston ranked 30th in points and last in the league in yards and still, Cooks found his way to a 1,000 yard season.

Another reason why he is so valuable is due to the number of games he's played in his career. Outside of his rookie season, he's played in at least 14 or more games every year that he's been in the league.

Let's take a look at who Brandin Cooks' next team could be if the Texans did decide to accept a trade for the wideout.

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Brandin Cooks Next Team Odds

New York Jets

The Jets have made it very clear that they are actively looking for a WR for their offense. They were all in on Tyreek Hill, they checked in on Calvin Ridley before everything broke loose with him, and supposedly they are monitoring guys like DK Metcalf, AJ Brown, Deebo Samuel, etc. depending on how contract negotiations go with their current teams.

The Jets have a plethora of picks that they can play with in a trade, all of which are in the first five rounds of this year's draft. It won't likely be as costly as the rumored package of pick 35, 38, and 69 for Tyreek Hill but they could look to package maybe one of those three picks in acquiring Cooks.

The Jets already have Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Braxton Berrios which is solid but they're missing that true WR1. Brandin Cooks would be just that for this team.

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Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers WR room after trading Davante Adams is looking a little rough. Right now, their starting trio projects as Allen Lazard, Juwann Winfree, and the corpse of Randall Cobb. At this point in his career, Randall Cobb is strictly for depth, and Allen Lazard is okay as a number two but they could use more of a threat.

Brandin Cooks would be a scheme fit for the Packers, and while he is obviously no Davante Adams he is absolutely a WR1 and would probably put up very good production with Aaron Rodgers.

From 2015 through 2018 with Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and good Jared Goff as his quarterback, he averaged 1,149 yards per season and 7.3 touchdowns per year. You can't argue with that production.

New Orleans Saints

A reunion? Yes, the Saints desperately need help at the WR position still. Michael Thomas has just seven games in the past two years and beyond that Marquez Callaway or Tre'Quan Smith is the best WR on the roster. They lack depth and at a minimum, Cooks would be a high-end number two receiver to Michael Thomas.

From 2014-2016, Cooks had 2,861 yards and 2 touchdowns over 42 games with the team that drafted him 20th overall in 2014.

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New England Patriots

Reunion 2.0? Yes, another team that he's already played for. Brandin Cooks spent just one year in New England in 2017 and was excellent for them. He went for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns with Tom Brady at the helm. Now, they need a weapon for Mac Jones. Last year, the Pats spent and brought in Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith but they need more at WR.

Jakobi Meyers and Kenrick Bourne are both solid but neither of those guys are anything more than a WR2. Adding a guy like Cooks to go along with those two and the two tight ends would go a long way in Mac Jones' development.

*Will up with odds when they become available*

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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.

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