With his name bandied about in trade rumblings, wide receiver Brandin Cooks is going nowhere.
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a two-year extension with Cooks through the 2024 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. Rapoport added Friday that the deal is worth $39.6 million with $36 million in guarantees.
Drafted 20th overall in 2014 by the New Orleans Saints, Cooks has played for the Saints, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams and Texans, and been traded three times in his career. For now at least, Cooks is not being traded for a fourth time despite the Texans receiving interest for him.
It's a substantial signing for the Texans as the 28-year-old is the most notable name and easily one of the best players on a talent-starved Houston roster.
Cooks tallied a career-high 90 receptions for 1,037 yards and six touchdowns in 2021 -- his second year with the Texans. On an offense longing for highlights, Cooks was the go-to guy and then some, with his 90 grabs 57 more than any other player. He had double the TD catches of any other Texan, too, and 591 more receiving yards than any other teammate.
With the eyes of the Texans seemingly fixed on going forward with Davis Mills as their quarterback of the future, Cooks has already built a chemistry with the soon-to-be second-year signal-caller and offers a familiar and veteran presence to a building offense.
Despite having been a nomad through his eight NFL seasons, Cooks has been a standout everywhere, having totaled six 1,000-yard seasons with at least one for each franchise he's played with.
While there were plenty of teams who showed trade interest in Cooks, the talented wideout has extended his stay in Houston.