The Los Angeles Rams have made it apparent to the rest of the league that they are all-in on a Super Bowl run for the 2018 NFL season. After surprising most analysts and pundits by finishing 11-5 and winning the NFC West during the 2017 NFL campaign, the Rams front office has been busy adding talent to an already impressive roster.
Los Angeles made waves in the offseason by first agreeing on deals for Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. They then managed to add to their defensive riches by signing Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal, thus solidifying what might be the best defensive unit in the league.
However, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN they have agreed on a deal to bring in Brandin Cooks:
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
After losing Sammy Watkins to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Rams now have their replacement at the wide receiver position in Cooks. Cooks, who spent last season with the New England Patriots, was unable to replicate the success he had when he was with the New Orleans Saints but now joins the league’s most explosive offense led by Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.
After exceeding expectations last season, the Rams have positioned themselves as a legitimate force in the NFL assuming good health. With Cooks now in tow, the Rams have top-end talent on both sides of the field and should be one of the most electrifying teams to watch once the 2018 NFL season kicks off.