Summer 2024

Patriots WR Brandin Cooks points to the Lord after Super Bowl defeat

Losing is difficult. But we all go through adversity at different points of our lives.

For Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks, he went through that adversity as he and his teammates lost a heartbreaker to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Super Bowl LII.

Cooks was taken to the locker room in the second quarter after making a 23-yard catch. On the play, he was hit from his blindside by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. He missed the rest of the game with a head injury.

After the game, and the very tough loss for the Patriots, Cooks took to Twitter and expressed his emotions and his thoughts as a believer in Jesus Christ.


It’s not easy to be thankful when adversity comes, but Cooks’ tweet demonstrates what it says in James 1:2-4:


Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Cooks shared how important it was to play for each other as part of Football Sunday 2018.

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