There have been rumors that Dalvin Cook, a former running back for the Minnesota Vikings, might be moving to a new city soon as the 2023 NFL season gets closer. Cook is no longer with the Vikings and can sign with any team he wants. The New York Jets have shown interest in signing him.
He is going to the Jets’ practice site to talk more about the deal. The team needs a good running back after Breece Hall got hurt. Hall, a promising rookie last year, is still healing from an ACL tear, so the Jets are looking for other solid backs to use in his place.
Given Dalvin Cook’s past of injuries, it’s not clear what the Jets would be getting if they sign him. Cook has been hurt many times during his career, so the Jets need to check on his health and durability before finalizing any deal.
Dalvin Cook Injury History
Dalvin Cook was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the 41st pick in the 2017 NFL draft. But he’s had a lot of injuries while playing for the team.
Cook had a great start to his rookie year, but he tore his ACL in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, which meant he had to miss the rest of the season.
The next year, in 2018, Cook had another setback when he hurt his leg and missed five games. After getting hurt in Week 8, he came back and played the rest of the season.
In 2019, a shoulder injury during a Week 15 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers kept him out for the final two regular-season games. After that, he came back for the final game against the New Orleans Saints.
In 2020, Cook hurt his groin in a game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5. He missed the next game in Week 6 because of it. But he got better in time for Week 8, which was the team’s off week.
Cook had to play through an ankle injury in Week 2 against the Cardinals and then a torn labrum in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers. The 2021 season was the same. Because of this, he had to miss four games during the season.
Even with all of these problems with injuries, Cook’s stood out in 2022. He showed how good he was and how durable he was by starting all 17 games and rushing for 1,173 yards and eight scores.
Teams, like the Jets, who are interested in Cook, will want him to join their team as his career goes on.
Aaron Rodgers, the Jets’ new quarterback, agreed to a $75 million, two-year deal. To help the team be more flexible, he took a $35 million pay cut. They can now offer Dalvin Cook about $9 million for 2023.
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