Signing Brandin Cooks to extension would be huge for Rams future

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Brandin Cooks
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Brandin Cooks /

According to a recent report, the Los Angeles Rams plan on rewarding Brandin Cooks with an extension before the start of the 2018 season.

Over the last couple of months, the Los Angeles Rams have taken their “win-now” mindset to a whole new level when looking at all of the key additions made to this team, which was originally highlighted by the new duo at cornerback in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib along with the signing of Ndamukong Suh. Clearly, the Rams deserve to be considered one of the top Super Bowl contenders heading into the 2018 season, and just when it seemed like the team would be done before the NFL Draft, the trade to land Brandin Cooks took place.

For weeks, there have been rumors surrounding the possibility of Los Angeles acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. after the New York Giants were willing to listen to trade offers, although asking for two first rounders is a bit of a stretch. After losing Sammy Watkins in free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs, many wondered if the Rams would look into adding another receiver to replace the speedster since the upcoming draft would have plenty of great candidates. However, when looking at the potential surrounding Cooks in this offense, it looks like things worked out even better than expected for Sean McVay‘s squad.

Losing a first-round pick for a second year in a row may seem frustrating at first, but when seeing what Cooks will hopefully bring to the table with his speed and deep threat ability, this will be well worth it for Los Angeles. Not to mention, if the Rams are able to work out an extension with Cooks to make sure he’s around longer, which appears to be the plan, this makes sacrificing a first rounder even more worth it.

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The thought of the long-term plan in Los Angeles involving Cooks, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Todd Gurley, and Jared Goff should terrify the rest of the NFL when seeing how this team finished on top of the league this past season by averaging 29.9 points per game. As mentioned before, the Rams have been blowing the minds of football fans with all of these key additions to take their win-now mindset to new levels, and this offense is going to be a lot of fun to watch once again in 2018, as long as they can live up to the hype.