Dalvin Cook found his new team
The veteran running back agreed to a one-year, $8.6 million deal with the New York Jets on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cook spent the first six seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, rushing for 5,993 yards and 47 touchdowns with a healthy 4.7 yards per carry average. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the past four years, during which he’s also rushed for over 1,000 yards each season.
The decision to join the Jets caps a summer of speculation for one of the NFL’s best running backs. Cook was released by the Vikings on June 9 after failing to find a business partner, saving them more than $14 million in 2023. Cook had been linked to all four AFC East teams prior to this deal, and said weeks after his release that he would have preferred to play In his hometown of Miami Dolphins.
Now, though, Cook will join the Jets and team up with freshman quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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