The Houston Texans' wide receivers unit took a big hit this offseason when the franchise decided to trade All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona.
Houston tried to replenish some of that wide receiver talent later in the offseason, though. The Texans traded for veteran NFL WR Brandin Cooks.
Cooks might not have the ceiling that Hopkins does, but he's a talented, proven wide receiver. He should be a nice weapon for Deshaun Watson this fall.
The Texans' new wide receiver is certainly a fan of his quarterback. He spoke glowingly of Watson in an interview with NFL Network.
“He’s a tough guy and a warrior,” Cooks told NFL Network’s James Palmer. “No matter what is going on, as long as the play is alive, he’s never going to stop.”
Cooks, 26, was traded from Los Angeles to Houston earlier this offseason. He's played with a couple of great quarterbacks in Drew Brees (2014-16) and Tom Brady (2017).
Watson has already made an impression.
“What I’ve felt right off the bat, is this guy is smart,” said Cooks. “Hearing the questions that coach asks him in these meetings and how quick he’s able to just fire off the answers. It’s really impressive.”
Texans fans are rightfully disappointed by the loss of Hopkins, but Cooks will do his part to help ease those pains.