New York Jets Sign 4-Time Pro Bowl Running Back Dalvin Cook

The stars are aligning in New York. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, The New York Jets are wrapping up a deal with former Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook that could be worth up to $8.6 million over one year. The Jets have been a rumored landing spot for Cook for most of the summer. He has been a coveted free agent ever since being released by the Vikings in June.

Cook is coming off his fourth-straight Pro Bowl season after finishing with 1468 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns in 2022. Despite the strong performance, the Vikings cut Cook earlier this offseason, largely due to a $14.1 million 2023 cap number.

Depending on how much of his deal is tied up in incentives, Cook has done well to land this contract. Despite his age and success, Cook wasn't worth his $10.4 million salary to the Vikings, and star running backs have struggled to find meaningful money this offseason. New York Giants star Saquon Barkley and Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs - the league's leading rusher - both failed to reach long-term deals after receiving the franchise tag.

Cook joins a Jets organization that's clearly going all-in in their pursuit of a Super Bowl. The Jets acquired longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback and four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers earlier this offseason. Rodgers is set to turn 40 years old during the season, and the Jets' Super Bowl window is only open so long as he's a top-shelf quarterback. The Jets are wise to try and make the most of whatever time they have.
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