There is no shortage of Christians in the NFL, from the newly baptized Giant Odell Beckham, Jr. to the Greenbay’s veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Recently, L.A. Ram’s wide receiver Brandin Cooks announced his place in the long tradition of Christianity in the NFL.
Though Cooks has talked about his faith in the past, recently he has been flooding his social media with encouraging posts about God and the bible.
Most recently, on October 29, Cooks took to Twitter with a message that said, “Faith in the unseen!”
Faith in the unseen!— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 29, 2018
The Oregon State University alumni posted on October 26, “Love those who persecute you. Pray for them.”
Love those who persecute you. Pray for them— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 26, 2018
Two days prior he tweeted 1 Peter 5:7 simply writing, “Cast all your anxiety on him for he cares.”
Cast all your anxiety on him for he cares— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 24, 2018
Another time the atheleted professed his love for God was on October 5 when he tweeted, "Jesus is the Light of the World."
Jesus Is the light of the world whoever follows him will never be in darkness— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 5, 2018
Cooks’ Twitter feed is littered with inspirational quotes about Christianity and faith as well as Bible verses and valuable lessons on topics like humility, anxiety and love.
Cooks Twitter bio also includes Psalm 144:6 and reads, “Psalm 144:6 Send Forth Lightning Scatter the Enemy, Shoot your Arrow and Route.”
Cooks who began his NFL journey in 2014 with the New Orleans Saints, is ranked 13th in yards in the NFL.
Cooks was traded in 2018 from the New England Patriots – where he played for only one year – to the Rams.
The Los Angeles Rams are the only team in the NFL to go undefeated this season so far. As we head into week 9, the Rams boast an 8-0 record.
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