Minnesota Vikings Set To Give Dalvin Cook An Extension?
Are the Minnesota Vikings set to give Dalvin Cook an extension?
Last year, Cook emerged as one of the most potent offensive threats in the NFL. Next season, the talented running back is due to make a tad over $1 million. Obviously that cannot stand.
According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cook and Minnesota have had conversations about a new deal. While there is no new contract that is imminent, one is likely inevitable at some point sooner rather than later.
#Vikings have had some talks about a possible contract extension for running back Dalvin Cook, entering the last year of his rookie deal. Sources expect those talks to ramp up after the Vikings get through free agency.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 17, 2020
Cook was a second-round draft pick, meaning his rookie deal does not feature a fifth-year option. That puts more of an onus on the Vikings to get something done with him.
Last year, Cook amassed 1,135 yards and 13 scores on the ground, as well as 519 yards receiving. Over the course of his three years as a pro, Cook has recorded 4.6 yards per carry.
The only real knock on Cook is his susceptibility to injury. Thus far, he has missed 19 outings due to injuries over the course of his career.
In getting rid of Stefon Diggs, the Vikings freed up a good chunk of cap space. Chances are good that the team will ultimately get something done with Cook, one way or the other.