Twitter reacts to Brandin Cooks ridiculous contract

Earlier on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams announced that they have locked up wide receiver Brandin Cooks on a five-year contract extension.

This comes mere months after Cooks was acquired from the New England Patriots for a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It’s a move the Rams needed to make.

The terms of the contract, reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter to be $80 million over five seasons, seems a bit ridiculous. It makes Cooks the fourth-highest paid receiver in the NFL in terms of annual salary that ranks him third in total cash.

For a player that both Sean Payton and Bill Belichick traded, this seems to be a hefty price. Given that the Rams have yet to extend reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, many were thrown for a loop.

Here are the best reactions from the Twitterverse to this shocking extension.

https://twitter.com/NEPD_Loyko/status/1019310603008135168

https://twitter.com/TrevorDaCreator/status/1019312996936507393

https://twitter.com/iamurannoyinbee/status/1019312942293110785