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NY Jets agree to terms on one-year deal with RB Dalvin Cook

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The New York Jets and Dalvin Cook have finally agreed on a contract

The long, drawn-out saga is over: free agent running back Dalvin Cook is joining the New York Jets.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cook is signing with the Jets on a one-year deal worth up to $8.6 million. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero adds that the majority of the deal is guaranteed.

Cook, who turned 28 years old last week, has made the Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons. Last season for the Minnesota Vikings, Cook ran 264 times for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns while catching 39 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns. Cook played a full season for the first time in his career, playing in all 17 games.

Cook joins a Jets backfield that is led by Breece Hall but awaits a resolution on when Hall will be healthy and ready to play. Hall, still recovering from ACL surgery, is yet to return to practice. The Jets are optimistic Hall will be ready for Week 1, but time will tell.

In the meantime, Cook presumably slides in as the Jets’ top running back ahead of Michael Carter, Zonovan Knight, Israel Abanikanda, Travis Dye, and Damarea Crockett.

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11 months ago

I think it’s a good move, I know Michael hates it but Cook threatens the defense. He has proven he can get to the house, and none of the RB’s outside of Hall can do that, I think Hall starts on the PUP or IR or whatever the designation to return in 4 weeks.

I’ve seen all the film breakdown and I have seen the games and honestly I don’t see explosion in Knight. He’s a good player but if we are being honest he doesn’t have the same big play ability as Cook. This is an insurance move and with the expectations and window the Jets have right now I think it can’t hurt.

Also, by putting Hall on the IR/PUP not sure…but that means they can keep the backs they have now for another few weeks while things play out.

11 months ago

I didn’t really expect this. I suppose Hall isn’t as close to coming back as I thought. MC as part of a trade for a T?

Harlan Lachman
11 months ago
Reply to  DHB

I hope you are wrong, but given the more detailed analysis on this website regarding Cook’s limitations, it is the only rational reason for spending so much money which could be used to fix our OL this year — or next year by our new GM. What a waste of money.

11 months ago
Reply to  Harlan Lachman

There isn’t anybody available this year that is going to fix the OL this season and it’s a 1 year contract so there are no money issues for next year. The Jets have the money now. Even with the limitations, he made the pro bowl and avg. 4.4 yards per carry. Love this site, love the writers and love that they use actual football info to share and formulate opinions but sometimes there is such a thing as paralysis by analysis.

Cook is still capable of taking a hand off or a screen pass to the house. He can still make plays and he’s not expected to be a featured RB. As for the GM, this team is in FAR better situation if you look at the entire roster than it has been in over a decade. They out gunned Carolina last week and their key players didn’t even play. There is no need nor will there be a new GM anytime soon.

Jonathan Richter
11 months ago
Reply to  Jets71

I think Harlan is saying they could roll cap space into next year if unused,

Last edited 11 months ago by Jonathan Richter
Harlan Lachman
11 months ago

Thank you Jonathan.

11 months ago
Reply to  Harlan Lachman

Makes sense, on the cap space, but isn’t that the same thing as it coming off the books since a 1 year contract?