Brandin Cooks excited to play with Rams QB Jared Goff
The Los Angeles Rams made the big splash move on Tuesday afternoon with the acquisition of veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots. It marks the second trade in as many offseasons for Cooks, with the third stop in his brief NFL career.
It has also provided him the opportunity to play with two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Drew Brees and Tom Brady along the way. Cooks voiced on Thursday morning in his introductory press conference that he is excited about the opportunity to play with rising star quarterback Jared Goff, according to Myles Simmons of TheRams.com.
Cooks: “I’ve been fortunate to play with two great quarterbacks … now, being able to play with a guy like Jared, I’m extremely excited for the opportunity.”
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) April 5, 2018
The 24-year-old had the rare opportunity to be a major receiving option for two bonafide superstar quarterbacks in his first four years in the league. There is certainly plenty he can take away from that experience to see what it takes to play at the highest level in the NFL.
Goff is coming off a season where he took big strides forward in his second campaign, finishing 1oth with 3,804 passing yards, fifth with 28 passing touchdowns, and fifth with 100.5 passer rating. He also saw a huge jump up in his completion percentage from 54.6 to 62.1 and from 5.3 yards per attempt to 8.0. The chance to play under a bright offensive mind in Sean McVay helped that process along in best utilizing Goff’s developing skill set to help the team take a significant step forward last season.
The addition of Cooks should help accelerate that process, as he has proven to be a huge asset in the passing game as a legitimate deep-ball threat and big-play maker. This should help open up the offense with a speedy wide receiver that has shown he can be a game-changer. Cooks has a chance to garner a prominent role in the offense while helping Goff take another big step forward in his third season as the Rams look to build off their success from last year.