7. Brandin Cooks
Cooks is on a one-man tour of the NFL. It looks like he’s making a business visit to every region in the nation and also failing to show that he is one of the best wide receivers in the league. The Rams traded him to the Houston Texans in a deal that was somehow bad for both teams. But Cooks has no complaints because his bank balance is fatter than a Thanksgiving Day turkey.
The Rams are paying Cooks five million dollars to play in Texas. Meanwhile, because they failed to trade him before his bonus was due, it means that instead 0f $18 million in dead money their dead cap charge sits at almost $22 million. It’s just terrible business. Meanwhile, Cooks is an aging receiver and definitely isn’t DeAndre Hopkins, so the Texans could have done much better.