Los Angeles Rams: 3 Reasons trading Brandin Cooks was a smart move

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The Los Angeles Rams have reportedly traded Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans. Here are three reasons why this was a smart move.

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, the Los Angeles Rams are trying to get back to their 2018 form.

It was a very disappointing 2019 season for the Rams. One year removed from the Super Bowl, the Rams missed the playoffs, and the team looked lost on both sides of the ball. So far this offseason, the Rams have been making a lot of moves and cleaning up the roster a bit.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Rams have made another big splash, as they have traded Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for a second-round pick from the Texans.

Earlier in the offseason, the Texans shocked the league when they trade DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. As one of the best wide receivers in the league, replacing Hopkins is an impossible task.

For the Texans, they see something in Cooks that they believe will help them win for the next few years. At just 26-years-old, Cooks can certainly help the Texans if he can bounce back from a bad 2019 season.

For the Rams, trading Cooks makes this his fourth team in five years. Just one year after signing him to a big extension, the Rams decided to move in a new direction. With that being said, here are three reasons why trading Cooks was a smart move for the Rams.