Somehow, the found a way to make their already potent offense even more powerful. Somehow, the best team in football just improved significantly.As first reported by ESPNs Dianna Ru Jordy Mercer Jersey sini, the Patriots traded for receiver on Friday night. To acquire Cooks, the Patriots sent the Saints a package of draft picks: the last pick in the first round and a third-rounder. In addition to landing Cooks, the Patriots also snagged the Saints fourth-round pick. confirmed Ru sinis report.Got all that? TRADE! The Patriots have traded their #32 & 3rd #103 pick to the Saints for wide receiver Brandin Cooks & their 4th #118 pick per sources Dianna Ru sini (@diannaESPN) So, first of all: Wow.Cooks, still only 23, averaged 81 catches, 1,155.5 yards and 8.5 touchdowns the past two seasons. In that span, he also averaged 14.27 yards per reception James McCann Jersey . Hell be joining an offense that already features (the greatest quarterback of all time), (the best tight end in the game), (a dependable underneath receiver) and two pa s-catching backs in and .Keep in mind: Brady rediscovered his deep ball this past season, posting the NFLs second-highest pa ser rating (124.4) on pa ses thrown at least 20 yards downfield, per Pro Football Focus. He did that Sparky Anderson Jersey without Cooks. Again: Wow. The best team in football just found a way to get even better.This trade might also matter because it could incentivize the Patriots to trade backup quarterback . They just gave up two draft picks, already lacked a fourth-rounder due to Deflategate, and sent a second-rounder earlier Friday while getting a third-round pick back. The point being, the Patriots could use some draft ammunition, having no picks before the third round, and they have a Omar Infante Jersey desirable quarterback sitting behind Brady.Before the trade, ePodesta and Belichick think very much alike, both are rooting heavily in an economist approach to pro sports, and the Browns and Patriots have already done plenty of busine s together in recent years. Neither team would have to do a thing until just before the draft and a trade could still come together. No one is better than Belichick at playing hardball and then ultimately squeezing for more than he could have hoped for (he would parlay some of these picks into a trade for Saints receiver Brandin Cooks, for instance, who he really likes and still have plenty left over to move up and down the draft board the next few years).The thinking remains the same, though its clearly happening in a different order. The Patriots already got Cooks. Now they need the draft picks.As for the Saints, they just parted ways with a talented receiver who is going to want a huge contract in the near future. With the draft picks, they could either grab a cheaper replacement for Cooks or fix an awful defense. They have plenty of holes to fill. The bottom line: The Patriots are still the team to beat Matthew Boyd Jersey in the NFL.
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