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

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– Enough weapons

When it comes time to trade a player, a team always has to ask “what impact will this have on us on the field”? For the Rams, Cooks had a great first season. In 2018, Cooks totaled 80 receptions, 1,204 receiving yards, and five touchdowns. With Cooks and others, the Rams had one of the best offenses in the league and were NFC Champions.

However, the Rams struggled last season, and Cooks had a noticeable drop in his production. Last season, Cooks totaled just 42 receptions, 583 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. It was easily the worst season of his career, and it has resulted in a lot of question marks about his future in the league.

For the Rams, they have two other good wide receivers more than capable of still keeping the Rams offense as a good one. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp are both very good wide receivers, and the Rams offense should be able to do just fine with them.

In addition to those two, the Rams also have a good tight end in Tyler Higbee, who emerged as a strong player last season. If Cooks isn’t capable of being the 1,000-yard receiver we saw in 2018, then he could be replaced somewhat easily by the franchise.