Brandin Cooks knocked out of game by Malcolm Jenkins blindside hit
Brandin Cooks was taken into the locker room for evaluation after taking a hard blindside hit from Malcolm Jenkins during the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday and quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.
On the first play of their drive that began at the 37, Tom Brady threw downfield to Cooks. Cooks caught the ball and then tried to curl around to the inside. As he started to break towards the sidelines, he got crushed by Jenkins:
Malcolm Jenkins laid out Brandin Cooks pic.twitter.com/1WccyQ5yKw
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Because Cooks was a runner and not a receiver at that point, he was not considered defenseless, which means the hit was legal. Still, that was a brutal hit no matter how you count it.
That was Cooks’ first catch of the game, and it led to him being knocked out of the game.