Dalvin Cook has been one of the best running backs over the past several years. Cook, who is now a free agent after being released from Minnesota, is in part of a slow decline.
The 27-year-old has been unable to replicate his 2020 campaign when he marked a career-high 1,557 rushing yards. In 17 games played last season Cook tallied 1,173 yards with 8 touchdowns.
ESPN’s Diana Russini tweeted out a video of Mike Greenberg talking about how DrAndre Hopkins and Dalvin Cook should hop on the Jets ride with Aaron Rodgers. Cook replied to the tweet calling Greenberg smart.
With Dalvin Cook being linked to the New York Jets, the question now falls on if New York is interested in signing Cook, and if it is even necessary.
Breece Hall is not expected to take on a heavy workload at the beginning of the season, the Jets could have Cook slot in as their RB1 for the first several weeks.
New York’s current depth chart is listed as follows.
RB1: Breece Hall
RB2: Michael Carter
RB3: Israel Abanikanda
The Jets have a loaded offense this season and a solid running department. Signing Cook just for him to be RB1 for several weeks won’t change much of any game outcome. Not to mention once Hall is back to 100% the effectiveness of Michael Carter will be diminished as he would likely be shuffled down to RB3 or possibly traded so Cook would get more reps.