Patriots pick up option on Brandin Cooks deal

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The Patriots traded a first-round pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, so you knew it wasn’t going to be a one-year rental.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have in fact picked up the 2018 option on the former first-rounder’s contract.

This was as obvious as any of the option decisions around the league, and they’re all due next week.

You can keep an eye on all of them here, in one spot.

28 responses to “Patriots pick up option on Brandin Cooks deal

  1. Pats offense is going to be unstoppable this year. If the D plays at the same level they did last season the team has a great chance of returning to the Super Bowl.

  2. terripet says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:08 AM
    Cooks I hope your ready for the 3 yard passes
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    No you don’t. Unfortunately for you he will be. He’ll also be just as ready for the 30 yard ones. A couple of fun facts for you littlepet, Brady was #2 in Y/A and long ball accuracy last season.

    Sweet dreams

  3. terripet says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:08 AM
    Cooks I hope your ready for the 3 yard passes

    Yup all the way to superbowl 52 🤣

    Sit back and watch what Brady does when he actually has a receiver with the speed & ability to catch the deep ball.

    Ala Randy Moss

  4. terripet says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:08 AM
    Cooks I hope your ready for the 3 yard passes
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    Too bad he’ll most likely be catching those 3 yard passes all the way to the Super Bowl….I’m not a hater, just a realist

  5. Pats offense is going to be unstoppable this year. If the D plays at the same level they did last season the team has a great chance of returning to the Super Bowl

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    Brady dinked and dunked all year long save for a couple of hogan passes.

    2 yard tom will not get the ball to him at all under belicheat.

  6. Pats will stroll to another SB title. Offense will definitely be unstoppable. The GOAT throwing to Gronk, Allen, Cooks, Edelman, Dola, Hogan, Mitchell, White, Lewis, Burkhead, and Gillislee. With a solid O-line. This offense will be ridiculous. Will avg 35 a game

  7. Pats will stroll to another SB title. Offense will definitely be unstoppable. The GOAT throwing to Gronk, Allen, Cooks, Edelman, Dola, Hogan, Mitchell, White, Lewis, Burkhead, and Gillislee. With a solid O-line. This offense will be ridiculous. Will avg 35 a game

    ****

    Glass, Overrated, one trick pony, declining, injury prone, One year wonder, sophmore slump, average rb, glass, not a good player, one trick pony.

    Yeah, I’m sure the patsies will be ok.

    Dolphins have better weapons.

  8. Eh, it’s clear the two yard trolls don’t even watch Brady play anymore, which makes sense because he always wins. Goes out there with a converted 7th round QB and a lacrosse player at WR, stages largest comeback in SB history anyway. The world laughs at you.

  9. Brady averaged 365 yards per game in the playoffs last year, the most in the NFL, so he must have threw over 100 2-3 yard passes, per game.

  10. Yards Per Attempt awards the importance of a QB’s accuracy, which is a very critical element of a QB’s greatness, this stat also awards QB’s who play in low risk, hyper-efficient pass offenses (which is what Brady plays in). At the top of the Career Yards Per Attempt list, among others, are such notable accuracy legends as Steve Young, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, and Joe Montana. Few will deny the lethal accuracy that these field generals possessed. Note that these legends played in highly efficient pass offenses as well. Tom Brady ranks tied at 49th out of 219 passers on this list (which falls within the second quintile).

  11. Miami. Zero playoff wins since 2000. Zero. Zip. Nada. As long as RT is starting, they have no chance. Fact not opinion. Enjoy the month of May, stalkers.

  12. Two inch wib is a necessity to Patriot nation. He validates their success. This isn’t berkeley, he has a right to express his opinion. Fine with me. Gotta be ultra frustrating for him. Loses at every turn. Validation. In April/May no less.

  13. Why are Dolphins fans even talking about the weapons they have right now? That doesn’t mean a damn thing if Tannehill keeps getting smacked around like he’s been over the course of his career. I hope their coach is smart enough to realize a decent offensive line is better than an all star case of receivers.

  14. afifthlombardiforthehaters says:
    Apr 29, 2017 11:25 AM

    Sit back and watch what Brady does when he actually has a receiver with the speed & ability to catch the deep ball.

    Ala Randy Moss
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    Because Cooks is really fast…many individuals have already mentioned Moss as a possible prediction of what Cooks may contribute to the Pats.

    I don’t believe that the Cooks / Moss comparisons are really valid. Cooks is 5’ 10’ and Moss is 6’ 4”. Plus Moss was faster than Cooks.
    4.28 forty yard dash time compared to Cooks time of 4.33

    A better comparison is probably 2 time superbowl champ…Deion Branch. Many Pats fans will remember what Branch did on February 6, 2005 when he tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 133 yards. Branch was named Super bowl MVP …he was the first wide receiver to do so since 1989.

    I Compared Cooks numbers to those of Branch on nfldraftscout. The numbers were almost identical. Looking at height, weight… bench press etc… Branch had slightly better agility numbers…3-cone drill 6.71 vs 6.76, while Cooks was slightly faster running straight…40 time 4.33 vs 4.45

  15. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Apr 29, 2017 1:11 PM

    Miami. Zero playoff wins since 2000. Zero. Zip. Nada. As long as RT is starting, they have no chance. Fact not opinion. Enjoy the month of May, stalkers.

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    At least Elvis was alive to see the last Dolphins superbowl win. You can’t say that about the Patriots.

  16. Real Dolphins fans are most definitely not on board with wib /chip or whatever alias he’s using on any particular day. It’s unfair to them that their eyes are assaulted with mindless drivel every time he posts.

    At least we can laugh, or more accurately, feel bad for him.

  17. ikeclanton says:
    Apr 30, 2017 9:16 AM
    Real Dolphins fans are most definitely not on board with wib /chip or whatever alias he’s using on any particular day. It’s unfair to them that their eyes are assaulted with mindless drivel every time he posts.

    At least we can laugh, or more accurately, feel bad for him.
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    I was going to say you have no idea how bad it is to have that clown making us look bad but that wouldn’t really be true. I am sure Pats fans cringe every time they see tylawspick posting on another team’s articles.
    The difference is wib/chip/bsjames can’t just confine himself to one name. Outside of NE and Miami threads where his foolishness is well known the volume of nonsense under multiple names gives the appearance to the rest of the fans that visit here that the lion’s share of Phins fans are idiots. There was a time before the trolls were allowed to take over when this was a great football discussion site, I miss that.

    Cooks, Allen and Gillislee combined with what was already there may add up to the most flexible group of weapons NE has ever had provided Cooks can get on the same page with Brady. Miami has turned the corner on respectability, everything here is trending up. The Phins would be a legitimate threat in some other divisions but the Pats are still the class of the league. Things happen though and if the Patriots were to get bitten by the injury bug like they did in ’15 I think Miami in Gase’s 2nd year might give most any other AFC team a run for their money.

  18. finnymcphin says:
    Apr 30, 2017 5:04 PM
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    I am sure Pats fans cringe every time they see tylawspick posting on another team’s articles.
    The difference is wib/chip/bsjames can’t just confine himself to one name. Outside of NE and Miami threads where his foolishness is well known the volume of nonsense under multiple names gives the appearance to the rest of the fans that visit here that the lion’s share of Phins fans are idiots.

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    Pats fans probably shouldn’t go on other teams pages to brag about the success of the Pats or to put down the other teams, while making it known that the criticism is coming from a Pats fan.

    With that said…all bets are off when it comes to Pats fans posting under Pats articles frequented by drivel writing patriot detracting trolls. I would be lying if I said that I don’t find the troll bashing comments written by the following to be really funny: ( kissbillsrings/ youcryinpatsmustbedoingtheirjob/chippys lost binky).

    I would also add that when the less football knowledgable Dolphin fan (wib/chip/bsjames) uses his names, especially the fake patriot fan aliases (patsfan4lifesbchamps/superpatriotsfan/ RandyInRoxbury) to post anti Pats nonsense under Dolphin articles that should serve as an open and fair invitation for tylawspick and others to defend the Pats while bashing the Fins under their own articles.

  19. wib22 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 12:36 PM
    Yards Per Attempt awards the importance of a QB’s accuracy, which is a very critical element of a QB’s greatness, this stat also awards QB’s who play in low risk, hyper-efficient pass offenses (which is what Brady plays in). At the top of the Career Yards Per Attempt list, among others, are such notable accuracy legends as Steve Young, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, and Joe Montana. Few will deny the lethal accuracy that these field generals possessed. Note that these legends played in highly efficient pass offenses as well. Tom Brady ranks tied at 49th out of 219 passers on this list (which falls within the second quintile).

    OK, so why didn’t that legendary accuracy translate into as many rings as TB12 has? Because it’s a stat that matters only in the minds of trolls.

  20. In most online forums I participate, creating and using a sock-puppet account is considered a cardinal offense, and is grounds for banishment.

    The administrators of this forum should consider taking out the trash here. It would be far more enjoyable for fans of all teams.

  21. I noticed that the haters have left this thread alone with one unwitting exception. I think what Belichick has done in the post season is disheartening for fans of other teams. He filled not only weaknesses but areas of strength with added depth, sometimes for next to nothing. His trades and draft picks all look like they will make the best roster in football.

    Most teams are susceptible to seeing their season turn due to injury but not the Pats, with the exception of losing Brady. Of course, a rash of injuries would be different but the depth of this team is amazing.

    Look at what they have at wide receiver and running back? How do teams defense a roster with that much diversity?

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