Brandin Cooks Leaves Super Bowl After Huge Hit from Malcolm Jenkins


Despite making helmet-to-helmet contact with Cooks, Jenkins was not called for a penalty on the play.

He was removed from the field after an injury break to warm applause from the entire crowd inside the arena.

Cooks' day ends with 1 catch for 23 yards and 1 rush for 1 yard for 2.9 FanDuel points.

Take a look through the gallery to reveal snaps of the sickening clash between the National Football League stars.

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Tom Brady lost another of his top receivers to a head injury.

Because Cooks had established himself as a runner, he was not considered a defenseless player and the hit was within the rules. Right away it was being compared to when the Patriots acquired Randy Moss and then watched him have one of the most historic seasons a wide receiver has ever recorded.

Given Cooks was hit in the head, he likely underwent concussion tests, and would have needed to be cleared (i.e. not have suffered a concussion) in order to play again in the Super Bowl. Brady made due without Rob Gronkowski in the AFC Championship Game and led the Patriots back from a deficit.