3. Cooks already has five concussions in NFL career
As previously mentioned, the Rams are smart enough to know that making sure Cooks is healthy will always be a top priority for the team, and the team would never put him in an awkward position to put this at risk.
Seeing Cooks suffer two concussions in the month of October alone was already a major reason for concern, but also it should be noted the wideout has dealt with five total since joining the NFL in 2014.
Since Cooks is a bit smaller than most players at his position, fans tend to hold their breath each time he takes a brutal hit, and since Los Angeles loves to use him with the deep ball, the risk for big hits seems like it will always be there.
It would be one thing if Cooks only previously suffered a few concussions during his NFL career, but five is a high number, and the last thing the receiver can afford is to see that number go up if it happens again.
One can only imagine the high level of concern if Cooks were to return at some point in 2019, and end up with a third concussion on the season, so why even consider putting the wideout at risk over the next few months?