During his weekly interview on WEEI, Brady said Cooks’ preparation has been evident, and appreciated.
“I’ve been so impressed with his professionalism. For a 23-year-old, he has a maturity about him that, for our team and our offense, is so critical to your development,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “It’s not like we’re satisfied if you go out and catch three or four passes. We expect to perform at a championship level every day. For a 23-year-old to understand that and to buy into that, and then to work at that level, has been very impressive from my standpoint.
“Being around a lot of young receivers, that’s one thing that’s probably held a lot of people back. Brandin, I just love working with him and [I’m] excited for him this year. He’s been out there every day. It’s taken a lot to get to this point.”
So if he’s already made an impression on Brady, it indicates that some level of trust could come sooner rather than later.