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  1. BroadwayZach

    BroadwayZach Well-Known Member

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    He's an anomaly. I feel like he was viewed as a bust at each stop he's had but he's done nothing but producer for all the teams he played for. I'd love to be the 5th team he plays for that lets him down.

    Not sure him coming here is rescuing him but at 28, he could easily be a part of this WR corps for the duration of a new contract. Very much worth a third.

    And that's the problem... I think at some point a team is going to get fair value for him and I think he's worth more than a third. But man if you can get Cooks with a 3rd and draft London at 10, you have the most complete WR room you've had maybe ever in franchise history. Every base is covered... you got speed downfield, you have crisp route runners, you have a jump ball guy and you have a possession guy in Davis that can also get downfield and make contested catches (outside of last year).
     
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    ColoradoContrails Well-Known Member

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    It's easy to say "Sure, Cooks for a 3rd!", but I doubt they take that deal. What's the most the Jets should pay for him? Is he worth the #10? After all he's certainly more proven than any WR in the draft. Or perhaps one of #35/38?

    Personally, I've started thinking in terms of using the #10 to trade back to get more picks, and grabbing a good WR with one of the 2nd rounders, so I'd consider giving up one of those for Cooks while using the #10 for more capital.

    EDIT: After some more thought, I wonder if a third and Mims would get it done?
     
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  3. ouchy

    ouchy Well-Known Member

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    One thing to remember about Cooks is that he's used to having great QBs throw to him. He's played with Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Geoff during his SB year, and Deshaun Jackson. He's a FA next year so he'll probably choose to go to sign with a top team, or want a massive contract.

    To me this feels like it would be a one year rental with a guy who is in a contract year. So he could produce big for one year, or become a malcontent if he feels Zach is costing him future money. I'm not sure this situation is a good fit.
     
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    A couple things, Goff sucks and he had 90 catches last year from Davis Mills.

    so no, he's not only produced with good QBs at all
     
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    Whenever I see Brandin Cooks' name I'm reminded of how the Jets took Calvin Pryor 2 picks before he went to the Saints... Good times

    Very solid receiver and would probably be a great addition at the right price. It's tricky for me. I'd probably give a 3rd, not sure about a 2nd. He is pretty young, 29 this season, though also has a lot of tread as he's entering his 9th season. As others have said, I'd wonder about his contract demands. Also is he close to slowing down given the amount he's played already? Overall though, I'd be excited if he was a Jet
     
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    ouchy Well-Known Member

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    That's not what I was saying. I'm saying he is used to good QBs. In a contract year he is going to want to produce. If Zach and him don't connect then it could become a distraction for Zach's development. Also, Zach very rarely looked as good as Mills last year. There is too much downside for a one year rental.
     
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    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    I feel the opposite. I'm worried Zach Wilson will throw him too many dimes and drive his contract demands through the roof! :cool:
     
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    IIMeanDeanII Well-Known Member

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    Hard pass on, Cooks.

    Damn, that would be very disappointing.
     
  9. Leicester Jet

    Leicester Jet Well-Known Member

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    LOL at the idea of Cooks fetching far more than Adams and Hill got in trades.

    Point of Reference #1: Two years ago, the Texans gave up Pick #57 in the 2020 draft for Cooks and a 2022 4th rounder.

    Point of Reference #2: Last week, the Patriots got DeVante Parker and a 2023 5th Rounder from the Dolphins for a 2023 3rd Rounder. Parker is not consistent, but is owed less for 2022 and 2023 combined than Cooks does in 2022.
     
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    Leicester Jet Well-Known Member

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    I did post it rather tongue in cheek! Just made me laugh when I read it.
     
  12. NOVAJET

    NOVAJET "2020 TGG Fantasy Football Champ"

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    Holy s*@t lol. No way in hell we sign off on any of these. If any of you are familiar with Jake Asman he does a Jets channel but works for the Texans beat in Houston. He suggested a second would probably get it done and loves Cooks on and off the field BTW.
     
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    IIMeanDeanII Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell If we are just viewed by other NFL teams fans as the dumb fuck organization that will literally give up that much because we are that dumb fuck organization.

    ...or

    A 12 year old got inspired by Madden and decided to throw some bullshit up on the internet.

    Fucking... yikes.
     
  14. Jets79

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    I wanted him in the draft but dumbass Idzik drafted a fucking box safety instead…oh that Calvin Pryor gem of a pick.

    god I HATE Idzik
     
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  15. BroadwayZach

    BroadwayZach Well-Known Member

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    There is quite literally no explanation for thinking ANY team would do this. It's just some idiot writing for a website that accepts anyone. Cooks would be a great addition... for a third round pick. And there's no reason to believe it would cost anything more (although I think a team would give up more).
     
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    I remember wanting Cooks so bad too
     
  17. BroadwayZach

    BroadwayZach Well-Known Member

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    I wanted Cooks too but what helps me get over it is knowing we would have either traded him or let him walk after 3 years because whatever we had going on at QB/OC would have undoubtedly led to Cooks being unhappy and underproducing.
     
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    cooks has had at least five concussions

    i wouldn’t give up more than a fifth for him
     
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  19. BroadwayZach

    BroadwayZach Well-Known Member

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    Dude averages 72 catches, 990 yards (easily over 1k since rookie year) and 6 TDs a year. Two years out of 8 under 1k yards and one of them was his rookie year where he played 10 games. He's a fantastic WR that has missed 5 games total since 2017. That's absolutely worth a third rounder at least.

    Edit: I mean the guy's "per 17 game" averages are top tier, and he averages 15 games played per year....

    81 catches, 1149 yards, 7 TDs

    That's a WR1, I just don't think it's the right skillset for what we have in our WR room currently.
     
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  20. DSL97

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    Looks like Deebo wants his extension now - I'd throw #10 and a future 3rd for him if things don't work out with the 49ers
     
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