Chicago Bears: 4 Potential trade targets with the Houston Texans
What about the Chicago Bears looking to add Brandin Cooks instead?
I would personally prefer Will Fuller over Brandin Cooks for one reason. I think Fuller comes at a cheaper price in regards to draft capital than Cooks will. Cooks has not had the injury history that Cooks has had in the past. Plus, his career numbers look better too.
The other good thing about Cooks is a team that trades for him would receive another three years of control. Cooks is signed through 2023 and the next three years do not have any dead cap should the Bears decide to move on from him for cap space at any point over the next couple of years. The Chicago Bears could also look at him as a rental player and also try and trade him in 2021 or 2022.
Cooks is not as fast as Will Fuller, but he is plenty fast. He has four seasons of over 1,000 yards receiving. What might be best about that is three of those four seasons came with three separate teams — the Saints, the Patriots and the Rams. This proves his versatility to come into another system and still find ways to flourish.
Cooks started out slowly in Houston but has since been more involved. He has one game of over 100-yards receiving and two touchdowns on the year. He has seen 60-plus yards over the last three games too. Since Cooks cost the Texans a second-round pick and more, the team will not be giving him up for cheap. If he costs more than a third-round pick then Ryan Pace should move on.