Dalvin Cook will officially visit with the New York Jets after months of speculation
One day after agreeing to terms with Aaron Rodgers on a reworked contract that featured a $35 million reduction in guaranteed money, the New York Jets are already exploring a potential way to use the newly freed-up cash.
Free agent running back Dalvin Cook is flying to New York today to visit with the Jets, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Four-time Pro Bowl playmaker Dalvin Cook is flying today to New York for a visit with the #Jets this weekend.
Cook, who averages 107 yards per game in his career, knows Aaron Rodgers from years of NFC North battles. Now they could team up to try to win a Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/lZtVyZaeMb
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2023
Josina Anderson reports the visit is scheduled for Sunday but could be moved up.
Adding specifics: RB Dalvin Cook’s visit with the #Jets is currently scheduled for Sunday, per sources.
We’ll see if it gets pushed up.@TomPelissero first on visit this weekend.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 27, 2023
Cook has spent the past few months liking a plethora of tweets that pitched him on coming to the Jets. He has also recently followed many Jets-related accounts, including Jets X-Factor’s own Robby Sabo.
Last but not least, Cook is scheduled to appear on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football tomorrow – which is filmed in Manhattan.
He's ALSO scheduled for a visit to OUR STUDIO tomorrow 🤯
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) July 27, 2023
Cook, who turns 28 in August, has made the Pro Bowl in each of the past four seasons. The 2017 second-round pick out of Florida State rushed for 5,993 yards and 47 touchdowns across six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He also caught 221 passes for 1,794 yards and five touchdowns.
The Vikings released Cook in June to clear $9 million in salary cap space. While Cook is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he accumulated 1,468 total yards and 10 total touchdowns, he averaged a career-low in yards per carry (4.4) and rated as one of the league’s least efficient running backs in most advanced metrics.
The Jets are hoping Breece Hall can anchor their backfield for years to come, but with Hall coming off an ACL injury, the Jets can use extra security at the running back position.