The new biggest sports story has arrived. The Patriots and Saints are supposedly trading Malcolm Butler for Brandin Cooks. So who will benefit more from the trade? Malcolm Butler, star of Super Bowl XLIX and Patriots best Corner Back has an expired contract, and is ready to have a big signing.
Malcolm Butler, the Corner Back the Saints might get.
The Patriots are looking for another Wide Receiver to go along with Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman. Brandin Cooks would go along perfectly. This trade will work perfectly for the Patriots because they are acquiring Stephen Gilmore from the Bills and he will fill in for Butler’s absence at Corner Back.
This is Stephon Gilmore, the Corner Back the Patriots are picking up.
According to NFL.com, “The Patriots also just, according to reports, agreed to terms with former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, which would help supplant Butler if he was shipped out of town. The logic was the Gilmore and Butler combined would make a really difficult tandem to beat (Logan Ryan is also leaving in free agency) but maybe Gilmore is a replacement for Butler if/when he’s shipped out of town.
Former Patriots Corner Back Signed with Saints.
Cooks is a very good Wide Receiver, and the Patriots could use that. With a QB like Tom Brady, a star can become a legend , and that just might be the case for Cooks.
NFL.com states, “Cooks would add some major juice to the Patriots offense, as he’s a dangerous deep threat and a speedster who can take short-yardage passes and break them for huge gains. He would be lethal in New England’s offense.” However, for the Saints, the trade could possibly bring them down.
Brandin Cooks, the Wide Receiver the Patriots will Possibly Get.
With the 27th ranked defense, they do need a Corner Back like Butler to help them out. But, losing Cooks would give their QB Drew Brees less targets to throw to. Overall, the Patriots are getting the better end of the stick for this trade. There might not even be a team to stop them.