Is Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks worth a Stefon Diggs-like contract?

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It’s a great year to be a wide receiver in the NFL.

This offseason, a handful of big-name playmakers have gotten a shiny new contract to take to the bank. Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs are the most recent ones.

When it comes to the Houston Texans, they have their own questions to think through with Brandin Cooks. In the last year of his contract, Cooks has had some productive seasons since arriving in Houston in 2020 as a replacement for DeAndre Hopkins.

But there are many questions about the future of the Houston Texans. For example, who will be the starting quarterback next season? Will Lovie Smith be a long-term head coach, or will evil Jack Easterby make his way and somehow get Josh McCown as the head coach? Does Cooks even want to be here in Houston during a rebuild?

Those are the questions that need to be answered by the Texans organization and GM Nick Caserio.

The Houston Texans are at a fork in the road with Brandin Cooks and Davis Mills.

It’s no secret that Davis Mills still may not be the long-term answer at the quarterback position, and a QB who may have benefitted from a weak quarterback draft class and how he improved in the final stretch of games last season.

Remember, if Tyrod Taylor doesn’t get hurt in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on the road, does the NFL even get to see Mills at all last year? If Mills does well this season, then this question is null and void. However, the Texans may have to start scouting 2023 prospects as soon as the draft is over.