Although Dalvin Cooks is one of the better running backs in the NFL and is nearing his peak, the Minnesota Vikings decided to release him this offseason, making him a free agent.
Several teams are reportedly interested in the four-time Pro Bowler, and he could single-handedly change the fortunes of one of them.
The team most linked to Cooks is the Miami Dolphins, a team that has almost everything except an above average running back.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington is convinced that Cooks will eventually sign with the Dolphins, especially since he is originally from Miami.
,@Jeff Darlington Thinks Dalvin Cook Will Come Home 🐬
“That guy’s from Miami. … Those Dolphins are coming.” pic.twitter.com/wBzI99n19K
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNFL) 27 June 2023
Cook may not get as much recognition as Derrick Henry and Jonathan Taylor, but he has been consistently productive over the years.
In each of the past four seasons, he has rushed for more than 1,100 yards while being named to the Pro Bowl, and he had 13 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 16 in 2020.
Last season, he was a major reason the Vikings won 13 games, which tied for the second most wins in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills.
The Dolphins have a fearsome wide receiver duo in Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle, as well as a lockdown combo of cornerbacks in Xavion Howard and new arrival Jalen Ramsey.
Adding Cooks to that arsenal could make the AFC title race even more interesting, and it’s already a race that should be extremely competitive.
But the Denver Broncos are also rumored to be interested in Cooks and it may take them some time to decide where he will play.
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