Jared Cook talks Los Angeles and Nick Foles


In a recent report by Alex Marvez, of FOX Sports, Rams tight end Jared Cook shared his thoughts on the chatter surrounding the franchise on a potential move to Los Angeles, and more positive news on new starting quarterback Nick Foles.

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"Cook referenced the frustration that surrounds his teammates as they prepare for 2015 under the cloud of a potential move. Cook said, “It’s something you can never escape or get away from. Somewhere, somebody is always talking about it or there’s always a question that pops up no matter if they’re Rams fans or Giants fans. Somebody always wants to know. The best thing you can do is not even focus on it. You can kind of detour the question because at the end of the day it’s out of our hands as players and coaches. There’s only one man who can make that decision.” Dec 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook (89) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports"

Cook, as many players in today’s NFL are, is an avid member of his community. Given the recent events in Ferguson, MO, it’s encouraging to hear news that Cook has helped create seven new boy scout troops in the area, and continues to help those who can not help themselves.

Staying close to the community is important to many NFL players. These players live, work and play in the city and are extremely charitable. Moving a franchise not only disrupts the fan base, but also the community lining and groundwork for improvement so many players lay.

In regards to Foles, Cook had more positive things to say.

"Cook spoke highly of Foles and “the leadership he brings, his swag when he enters the huddle and his positivity. Hopefully, he can make all of us better.”"

Cook is now heading into his third season with the St. Louis Rams, still searching for the intensity and stats that made him a Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner in his final season with Tennessee. The revolving door at quarterback has not helped Cook statistically, but there is hope Foles can settle in quickly with the tight end. Cook has played with three quarterbacks in two years with St. Louis. Sam Bradford, Austin Davis and Shaun Hill.

Cook signed a five-year $35 million contract in 2013.