Oh, you thought we could go a whole week without the Los Angeles Rams doing something major this offseason? You’re dead wrong.
Amid rumors of the defending NFC West champions being interested in trading for Odell Beckham Jr., a completely unexpected trade for a wide receiver has materialized. The New England Patriots have shipped Brandin Cooks, whom the Pats literally traded for last year, to Los Angeles in exchange for the Rams’ first-rounder (23rd overall) and a sixth-rounder in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Adam Schefter has the trade details in the tweet below:
Patriots are trading WR Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to LA Rams for the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and a sixth-round pick, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2018
Rams receive:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2018
WR Brandin Cooks
Cooks is just 24 years old and is already on his third different team. The speedy Oregon State product has recorded 1,000+ receiving yards in each of the past three seasons, along with 24 touchdowns during that span. It should be noted that Cooks had his fifth-year option picked up by New England when the trade happened, so he’s a free agent after 2018 unless the Rams want to give him a long-term deal.
I don’t even know what else to say. The Rams aren’t messing around after their most successful season in more than a decade.