The brief history of Brandin Cooks and Josh McDaniels.
If you thought you were done reading reasons why Cooks and the Raiders are a perfect fit, think again.
In his ’17 campaign, Cooks put up 1,082 yards with a career-high 16.6 yards per catch. During this same season, he found the end zone on 7 different occasions, and moved the chains 42 times, on his way to an eventual Super Bowl appearance.
His offensive coordinator this year? The Las Vegas Raiders’ new head coach, Josh McDaniels.
Cooks is familiar with McDaniels system, and if you were to ask around the league, you’d hear this system is one of the toughest to learn. You might be thinking, “but that was five years ago now”, and of course, you’d be right. However, as the new Raiders’ running-back Brandon Bolden puts it, once you learn McDaniels offense, you can’t forget it.
After trading for Davante Adams, the Raiders have made a huge addition to their WR room. Could another be on the way, in the form of N'Keal Harry?
Las Vegas’ new front office has addressed several things when it comes to the receiving corps, this much is true. Still, a reliable outside threat who can take the top off a defense at any given time is something the Raiders could greatly benefit from. Cooks is all that, and more.