Aaron Rodgers’ arrival assured the New York Jets of landing several offensive free agents this offseason. Another star from a Green Bay Packers rival could join Rodgers in New York shortly.
The Minnesota Vikings released running back Dalvin Cook Friday. The Vikings were waiting for appealing trade offers before ultimately deciding to cut the running back for cap space. The Vikings spent an extra $2 million in dead cap by cutting him than they would have by trading him after Jun 1. It was a bizarre decision by the Vikings’ front office to release Cook for nothing in return instead of waiting for a trade to materialize closer to training camp.
Multiple teams have been linked to Cook as a possible team to sign in free agency once the Vikings cut him. The Miami Dolphins, who were in trade talks for Cook with the Vikings before the draft, are the most obvious destination for the All-Pro running back. However, the Jets and Dallas Cowboys are reportedly interested in signing Cook.
Odds skyrocket for a Green Bay Packers rival to join Aaron Rodgers
Sportsbooks recently released their odds on teams signing Cook. According to Bet Online, the Dolphins lead the pack with +100 odds. The second team in line is the Jets, with +250 odds to land Cook.
Odds on Dalvin Cook’s next team
Saints +2000 pic.twitter.com/f0hNKmDYRI
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) June 9, 2023
The Jets are interested in Dalvin Cook for their system
Per WSH Media files, a recent report showed that the Jets are “definitely interested” in Cook. Adding Cook to the offense would help solidify the backfield for Rodgers. Rodgers is teaming up with former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett this season.
Hackett is known for preferring a dual running back system as he had in Green Bay with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Adding Cook would allow the Jets to have a top running back duo of Breece Hall and Cook. That could help the offense be even more lethal with a defense that has to account for Rodgers’ arm.
Another plus for the Jets is that if they sign Cook, he won’t end up with their divisional rival, the Dolphins.
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