The Houston Texans resisted the urge to trade Brandin Cooks and are now building around him.
The rare occasion has happened. The Houston Texans didn’t get rid of one of their best players for the first time in a long time with the two-year extension that was given to Brandin Cooks.
Cooks has the 10th-most receiving yards the past two seasons, just under 300 yards less than the very popular Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins.
Houston entered this year’s free agency period with a decent amount of cap space, so it was going to be interesting to see how they re-worked Laremy Tunsil’s and Cooks’ contract together and still have space for the rookies that they’ll draft at the end of the month.
The Houston Texans have let the details of that extension emerge, with Ian Rapoport reporting that the two-year extension totaling $39.6M. $36M of that is guaranteed money.
Houston Texans still have cap space to work with if they want another player.
When looking for further details about Cooks’ contract, I checked SpoTrac. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, SpoTrac did not have anything on the intricacies of Cooks’ extension. However, they did have the Houston Texans still owning just under $20M in cap space.
So, they have plenty of room to do so, whether that remaining cap space can be used to sign the rookies or acquire a camp veteran when it’s needed down the road.
They may even be able to pull off a trade for a player they’ve had their eyes on, but that seems unlikely.
Let the rebuild continue. Texans fans, Cooks isn’t going anywhere for quite some time.