Saints Trade Cooks To The Patriots For Picks
The Saints turned down a couple offers for Brandin Cooks, but the Patriots ended up proposing a deal that caught their eye in the end.
It was rumored that the Patriots were offering cornerback Malcolm Butler for Cooks, but the Saints didn't accept that offer. They turned down the Titans' 18th overall pick too, but they finally pulled the trigger when New England came back with a new offer.
Apparently, the Saints weren't interested in trading Cooks for a player or a single pick. In the end, they traded him for a first round pick and a chance to move up for another third round pick too.
Mickey Loomis sat at the poker table for a long time waiting for the right offer. Did he cash in on this deal or did he leave money on the table?
It's safe to say a couple Saints players weren't exactly fans of the trade...