Dalvin Cook has agreed to a one-year, $8.6 million deal with the New York Jets, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The former Minnesota Vikings star, who was selected in the second round of the 2017 draft, has spent his entire career with the Vikings. He has accumulated 5,993 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Cook has made the Pro Bowl for the past four seasons, surpassing 1,000 rushing yards each year.
Last season, Cook ran for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns, helping the Vikings secure a playoff spot for the first time since 2019.
After being released by the Vikings in June, Cook had been linked to various AFC East teams. Initially expressing a preference to play for his hometown Miami Dolphins, Cook ultimately decided to join the New York Jets. He will now team up with newly acquired quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Cook’s addition to the Jets’ backfield will be valuable as they aim to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. With the recent addition of Rodgers and Cook, the Jets become the first team in NFL history to acquire both a Pro Bowl quarterback and running back in the same offseason, as reported by ESPN.
The Jets, led by coach Robert Saleh, will begin their season on September 11 against the Buffalo Bills.