Rams sign Brandin Cooks up to 5 years extension

The Los Angeles Rams have signed Brandin Cooks for an extension of the five-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

The deal is worth $ 80 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Acquired in an off-season deal with the New England Patriots, Cooks, 24, has yet to make a mess for the Rams, but coach Sean McVay loved what he saw of the recipient during the offseason program.

"Brandin Cooks has been a class artist on and off the pitch since the first day of joining our team," McVay said in a statement. "He is a proven professional in this class and it has always been our goal to make him a long-term contract."

Koks said he knew that shortly after his arrival at the team's training facility, he wanted to sign a long-term contract and observe the culture established by McVay.

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"Even before I came here, you saw something special with this team, with the coach, our wonderful owner and the teammates I work with," Cooks said. "It is a young culture that is very energetic."

The Rams come from an 11-5 season that included their first NFC West Division title in 14 years and their first play-off appearance since 2004.

Cooks is a five-year professional and sits in the last season of his rookie contract, earning $ 8.4 million. His extra time will keep him in the Rams for the 2023 season.

"I just knew that this is a place I'm really looking for," Cooks said, adding, "I'm just excited to get Game 1, let alone six years, I'm concentrating on that now on. "

Following the decision of Sammy Watkins, a free contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Rams sent their number 23 selection in the design of 2018, as well as a sixth round selection to the Patriots in exchange for chiefs.

Last season, Cook struck 65 passes for 1,082 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Cook was the first choice in 2014 and played three seasons at the New Orleans Saints before the Patriots exchanged a first selection for him.

Cooks has 280 careers for 3,943 yards, of which 27 are for touchdowns.

He averages 14.1 meters per catch and is expected to present a consistent deep threat to quarterback Jared Goff on a receiving corps that sixth grade Robert Woods, who enters the second season of a five-year contract, and second-grader Cooper Kupp.

The Rams still have a salary limit of about $ 2.29 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and continue to work on a long-term extension of the ruling defensive player Aaron Donald, who earned $ 6.9 million in the last season of his rookie contract should.

The Rams open a training camp on 26 July.