Originally Posted by Jim Schue
I don’t think this is that bad of a deal. Cooks had a decent season, but has always been inconsistent, putting up a few really big big games a year, but also being completely missing in others. I think Hogan steps up to fill Cook’s role. They’ve got Edelman coming back, and guys like Phillip Dorset and Malcolm Mitchell still in the mix. Plus, now they have two first round picks and two second round picks. Perfect spot to either move up or restock the cupboard with 4 of the top 64 picks. For a one year rental of Cooks, they get the 23rd pick vs the 32nd pick they originally traded for him. Plus, they likely weren’t going to pay Cooks next year anyway when his rookie contract expires, so trading him now is better than letting him walk after this year.
This ain’t sabotage. This is a really good deal for the Pats. And I think the Rams come out ahead as well.