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Jared Cook went to Green Bay to play with a great quarterback

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With the Rams last season, Jared Cook was catching passes from Nick Foles and Case Keenum. On the Packers this season, Cook will catch passes from Aaron Rodgers. As you’d expect, Cook thinks that’s an upgrade.

Cook said today that he’s already talked to Rodgers and the two of them are excited about working together, and that the presence of Rodgers is a major reason he went to Green Bay.

“I think I was more excited than he was, just to be able to play with somebody that’s so great at what he does, and somebody that’s proven,” Cook said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “It was more than the top priority I was looking for. It was imperative that I find a person that’s known for getting the job done, and is good at what they do. I think that he’s probably one of the best in the league at doing it, clearly.”

Cook was careful not to insult Foles or Keenum as he discussed how frustrating last season was.

“Last year was a rough year, man. It was just the luck of the draw. It wasn’t anybody’s fault. It’s just things didn’t pan out the way the organization had planned,” Cook said.

This season, Cook feels confident that things will go as planned. That’s easier when you have a great quarterback.

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  1. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Mar 29, 2016 6:12 PM

    Hear that minnesota?

    LOL

  2. jimmysee says: Mar 29, 2016 6:13 PM

    If you listen to any of the hyperventilating neighbors to the north who hang around these parts — they’d tell you if the guy wanted to play with the very best QB, he’d have signed with the Vikes.

  3. stellarperformance says: Mar 29, 2016 6:14 PM

    Of course he did. Say no more.

    Oh……..before the trolls arrive……

    Wide Left.

  4. patsbrat says: Mar 29, 2016 6:16 PM

    For some reason in reading this I flashed back to the mental image of Rodgers sitting in the green room on draft day as other teams kept passing him by. He almost fell out of the first round.

    Now that he is one of the greatest QBs of all time (…and I am a Brady guy…) there have to be about 23 ex-GMs that must be still regretting that day.

  5. Pftsliberalagenda says: Mar 29, 2016 6:18 PM

    You heard it hear first, if you play fantasy for big money, this is the guy that you pick. Gronk type numbers coming

  6. Pftsliberalagenda says: Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM

    Like jermichael Finley. But can actually catch

  7. drewzducks says: Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM

    Favre’s back?

  8. tjacks7 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM

    Even I can admit that assuming he’s not behind in the 4th quarter or the game is in overtime; he’s pretty good.

  9. cheeseisfattening says: Mar 29, 2016 6:21 PM

    Or he went to Green Bay because that was the only offer he had. But why quibble? Yeah, it was to play with Rodgers.😛

  10. gbbvan says: Mar 29, 2016 6:21 PM

    Patsbrat…
    The Vikes passed on him TWICE!

  11. doctormantistoboggan says: Mar 29, 2016 6:22 PM

    Then he should have joined the Broncos 4 years ago.

    Could have been a champion, and played with the GOAT

  12. bondlake says: Mar 29, 2016 6:25 PM

    Translation: Why would I ever want to go to Minnesota and play with Bridgewater?

  13. tjacks7 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:25 PM

    I forgot to mention the obvious.. this guy would be the third TE on the Vikings if he even made the team.

    At least he’s honest that he just wants to make a career of riding Rodgers. If only Clueless Mike and Ted could be so open about doing it. Refreshing stuff!

  14. schmitty2 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:28 PM

    Is he going to shove Rodgers on the sideline after dropping a td pass square in his hands like he did to poor Austin Davis?

  15. patsbrat says: Mar 29, 2016 6:30 PM

    gbbvan says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:21 PM

    Patsbrat…
    The Vikes passed on him TWICE!
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Didn’t know that. Who did the Vikes pick?

  16. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Mar 29, 2016 6:30 PM

    Cook may have been careful not to insult Foles or Keenum but as a fan of neither team I can safely say going from them to Rodgers as your QB is the equivalent of going from the outhouse to the penthouse. Now for entertainment purposes those of us with no dog in the Pack/Vikes feud can sit back and watch the Lombardiless Vikes fanboys like ariani embarrass themselves throwing shade at the Pack

  17. ariani1985 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:30 PM

    Great QB? Didn’t farve retire years ago! Now they have a game manager who relies on PI calls! Oh by the way you yellow headed losers!

    #OT you lose again!

  18. cribbage12 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:32 PM

    Word is he didn’t want to play with a QB who wears gloves, even in the summer hear, so all but one team was in play for his services. Glad he ended up in GB!

    GoPackGo!!!

  19. beerbratscheese says: Mar 29, 2016 6:36 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:25 PM

    I forgot to mention the obvious.. this guy would be the third TE on the Vikings if he even made the team.
    ——————————

    How poorly the Vikings judge talent, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was 100% true.

  20. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 29, 2016 6:36 PM

    Zing!

  21. weepingjebus says: Mar 29, 2016 6:36 PM

    He must have missed that part about Rodgers not being able to overinflate footballs anymore.

  22. vikes8480 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:38 PM

    Oooooh, wow. Jared Cook? What a game changer! LOL! Green Bay fans really think they got something special with this guy? LOL!

  23. hbudgess says: Mar 29, 2016 6:41 PM

    He is that! A great QB! This from a season ticket holder of the Vikings! I’m still pissed we passed on him twice taking Troy (drops every pass) Williamson and Dimetrious (army fatigues) Underwood!!

  24. vikes8480 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:41 PM

    Can’t wait to listen to the lame bandwagon Packer fans on this site and their excuses when the Viking defense crushes Sharon and hands them 2 losses this year. It’s pretty obvious none of you Packer fans were fans before 96.

  25. vikes8480 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:42 PM

    Packer fans lambast Vikings for not drafting Rodgers like it was a genius move. Too bad you guys weren’t fans in the 80’s and early 90’s or you might remember passing on Barry Sanders for Tony Mandarich.

  26. z0inks says: Mar 29, 2016 6:43 PM

    Cook is a tough matchup for defensive backs, and very difficult to cover.

    This is not due to Cook’s size or speed….it’s because he becomes completely invisible and disappears for weeks on end. Try covering that.

  27. purpledieselgoldsmoke says: Mar 29, 2016 6:44 PM

    Hahahaha proves my point on every Green Bay packer feed classless trash hahahahahaha classless trash never changes or aka decompose pile fan base

  28. staffordsyear says: Mar 29, 2016 6:47 PM

    Rodgers has been a pretty great qb throughout his career but hasnt looked very good the last couple years, maybe it was because he didn’t have Jordy Nelson helping him out last year? Maybe he’ll return back to form this year with him back.

  29. shonelikethesun says: Mar 29, 2016 6:48 PM

    Pftsliberalagenda says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM
    Like jermichael Finley. But can actually catch
    —————————————————-
    He led all tight ends in drops last year with ten. He is well known for having poor hands. Check the stats.

  30. djvh2 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:49 PM

    “Didn’t know that. Who did the Vikes pick?” (instead of Aaron Rodgers)

    DE Erasmus James & WR Troy Williamson

    And their fans actually have the gall to attempt to make fun of the Packers GM.

  31. djvh2 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:52 PM

    “Oooooh, wow. Jared Cook? What a game changer! LOL! Green Bay fans really think they got something special with this guy? LOL!”

    I don’t think any Packer fans think he is great or even good, but they are happy to at least have a legit NFL TE now.

  32. tjacks7 says: Mar 29, 2016 6:55 PM

    Can he cover or tackle?

  33. donbarcomejr says: Mar 29, 2016 6:58 PM

    “I think I was more excited than he was… ” Cook said”. Uh, well, yeah! Make AllPro 1st Team and we will be happy!

    Note to Vikings’ Fans: your Division Win was interesting, actually winning Playoff games needs to occur before you become Relevant. Right now, you are a “Cute” team, let’s see how you progress, or digress, next season. Tougher schedule & new home. Good Luck. I’m predicting 7/8 wins. Pack: 11-12 wins and another shot at the Super Bowl.

  34. burrito12 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:01 PM

    This guy could have easily started at QB for the Vikings.

  35. revelation123 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:02 PM

    He made a good choice.

  36. purplepride11 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:03 PM

    Hey packer trolls, the Vikings have 3 TE on roster atm that are better than a washed up cook. Rudolph, Pruitt, and Ellison all blow him outta the water.

    Sorry but it’s true .

  37. purplepride11 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:06 PM

    Donbarcomejr. Tell me how this season schedule is harder… we play the nfc south and the afc south. The two worst divisions in the league.

  38. rosloe62 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:06 PM

    Couldn’t catch in the clutch for the Rams. Can’t block. No he has no more excuses. He will frustrate Rodgers all year with his inconsistent play. As a Bears fan who watched him all last year, living in St Louis…I love it! Good luck. Go Bears!

  39. whatjusthapped says: Mar 29, 2016 7:07 PM

    Its a compliment to Rodgers, a consensus top 5 QB among the talking heads who get paid to analyze these things.

    As a Packer fan, I’m not sure if Rodgers isn’t closer to #5 than he is #1 but at the end of the day, any game he suits up for, Green Bay has a chance to win.

    Now contrast that to our whiny divisional opponents to the West where their QB ranked in the bottom third of all NFL Qb’s in his short 2 year career. They are hoping against hope that Teddy turns out to be average, which is a huge improvement over Ponder or T Jack, their last 2 Qb prodigies.

  40. f1restarter says: Mar 29, 2016 7:07 PM

    I wonder if Jared Cook could kick a 27 yard field goal under pressure.

  41. djvh2 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:10 PM

    “Hey packer trolls,”

    The above comment is made on a Packers story. Viking fans are even more delusional than they are given credit for, and that is saying a lot.

  42. purplepride11 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:12 PM

    What just happened, remind me again who won the division last year?

  43. Pftsliberalagenda says: Mar 29, 2016 7:15 PM

    Ariani. True fans know it’s favre not farve. He was you’re qb at one point too. Get a grip babe.

  44. ariani1985 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:19 PM

    You packer trolls better play nice or fecal performance will scold you or his close personal friend frankie booth will give you packer stats and declare himself a bears fan !

  45. ad28bestever says: Mar 29, 2016 7:20 PM

    No, Jared Cook went to Green Bay because that’s the only team that showed interest in him.

  46. The Almighty Cabbage says: Mar 29, 2016 7:27 PM

    vikes8480 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:42 PM

    Packer fans lambast Vikings for not drafting Rodgers like it was a genius move. Too bad you guys weren’t fans in the 80’s and early 90’s or you might remember passing on Barry Sanders for Tony Mandarich.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I remember it well. It was really tough to be a Packer fan back then. They won nothing for 25 years… out of nearly 100 years of existence. Your beloveds have won nothing for 55 years… out of 55 years.

    The Packers stunk for roughly 25% of their existence like your beloveds have stunk for 100% of theirs.

    Never. Won. Anything.

    Wide Left.

    Enjoy your McStadium.

  47. sfm073 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:28 PM

    As a former Ram fan, Packer fans should not be excited about this guy. He can’t catch or block and you would think with his size and speed he should get open? Nope, he disappears for weeks on end.

  48. burfictisabeast says: Mar 29, 2016 7:29 PM

    How is that not insulting to his QBs last year. If you are going to throw someone under the bus then do it. I wonder if it is lost on him that he was on that team and therefore part of the problem. Not him, no way. It was the QB’s fault, not me! Get open in GB or Rogers will doing the tossing under the bus. I’m hoping he sees what the view is like under there.

  49. gtodriver says: Mar 29, 2016 7:34 PM

    Did Cook actually see Rodgers play last season?

    His completion percentage was the worst of his career, his yardage total the lowest of any 16 game season of his career, he had his 2nd highest number of INT’s in his career and the lowest yards per attempt in his career.

    He lost at home to every team in the division in 2015.

    And he threw his teammates under the bus in attempt to distract folks from seeing how poorly he was playing.

  50. jdhgopackgo says: Mar 29, 2016 7:36 PM

    Only team that showed interest? Lol, good one!

  51. thepackerpoet says: Mar 29, 2016 7:38 PM

    Hey, I’m just happy we FINALLY got a free agent, even if there weren’t any good ones left.

  52. mrwalterisgod says: Mar 29, 2016 7:40 PM

    Also, to play with a whiny, insecure QB.

  53. absodefinitely says: Mar 29, 2016 7:43 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:12 PM

    Hear that minnesota?

    LOL
    ————————————————————-
    I like that GB signed Cook. The Packers now have 2 average tight ends. Just another guy for Rodgers to throw under the bus when he fails. I guess when you finish in second place to a team you say is no good you have to take what you can get. Maybe if you had Cook last year you wouldn’t have lost to Minnesota at home with the division on the line. LOL

  54. whatjusthapped says: Mar 29, 2016 7:53 PM

    purplepride11 says:

    What just happened, remind me again who won the division last year?

    +=================================
    I would give more weight to the playoffs where the Packers went on the road to win, then lost their two best WR’s and were down to their 5th and 6th WR’s on the depth chart and still took the #2 seed into Ot.

    I will remind you that the Vikings haven’t won a playoff game since 2009 when you had to borrow our broken down discarded QB to even post that win. Laces out and wide left will be forever remembered as the two phrases describing the Vikings historic playoff lost in Jan. That I do remember.

  55. helicopterpilot13 says: Mar 29, 2016 7:53 PM

    Cook was released by the Rams. Any more questions about his greatness??
    He’s a great talent and a terrible teammate.
    Again, he got released by the Rams. Enough said.

  56. Wonka22 says: Mar 29, 2016 8:07 PM

    Welcome to mediocrity, Mr. Cook. You might want to paint the ceiling above the bed purple & gold….you’re going to be looking up at those colors for the indefinite future.

  57. vikingf0rlife says: Mar 29, 2016 8:07 PM

    I forgot to mention the obvious.. this guy would be the third TE on the Vikings if he even made the team.

    At least he’s honest that he just wants to make a career of riding Rodgers. If only Clueless Mike and Ted could be so open about doing it. Refreshing stuff!

    ____________________________________

    Are you kidding me? We have no WR’s, TE’s or RB’s and worst of all we have a college QB with the arm consistency of Gumby.

    Jared Cook would be our best offensive player immediately.

    The Bears, Lions and Packers are all miles ahead of us on the Offensive side of the game.

  58. skittlesareyum says: Mar 29, 2016 8:09 PM

    purplepride11 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 7:12 PM
    What just happened, remind me again who won the division last year?

    ————————–

    Remind me who won a playoff game last year?

  59. 15412pack says: Mar 29, 2016 8:09 PM

    Exciting! TE who can split the middle. Take some heat off Jordy & Cobb. Get the offense running smooth again.

    Woah. Tavarious Jackson reference on the ID. Glad to be a packer fan….

    tjacks7 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM
    Even I can admit that assuming he’s not behind in the 4th quarter or the game is in overtime; he’s pretty good.

  60. frank booth says: Mar 29, 2016 8:13 PM

    gtodriver says:
    Mar 29, 2016 7:34 PM

    Did Cook actually see Rodgers play last season?

    His completion percentage was the worst of his career, his yardage total the lowest of any 16 game season of his career, he had his 2nd highest number of INT’s in his career and the lowest yards per attempt in his career.

    He lost at home to every team in the division in 2015.

    And he threw his teammates under the bus in attempt to distract folks from seeing how poorly he was playing.
    ==================================

    As bad as Rodgers was last year, he had almost 600 yards more than Bridgewater, more than twice as many touchdowns (31) and one less INT (8, tied for the third highest in his career, not 2nd) than Bridgewater. Rodgers was tied for second in interception percentage in his worst year; only Tom Brady was better.

    Since he’s so much better than Bridgewater, Vikings fans like to pretend that he throws his teammates “under the bus”.

    I’d take Rodgers worst season over a lot of NFL QB’s. If Cutler put up these numbers in Chicago, he’d be a hero.

    Thing is, Rodgers leads his team, unlike Teddy Bridgewater, who likes handing the ball off and letting his defense pull the cart.

    Odds are, he’s not going to repeat his worst season. Even the most casual sports fans know that even the best players can have off seasons, and the better ones usually bounce back. Rodgers is in his prime for QB’s and anyone who thinks he is in decline is football stupid.

  61. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 29, 2016 8:14 PM

    He wants to make a career of riding Rodgers? I thought he was gonna play TE, not be his personal assistant.

  62. nyneal says: Mar 29, 2016 8:19 PM

    vikes8480 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:41 PM
    Can’t wait to listen to the lame bandwagon Packer fans on this site and their excuses when the Viking defense crushes Sharon and hands them 2 losses this year. It’s pretty obvious none of you Packer fans were fans before 96.

    _________________________________________

    Hmmm. The Vikings were playing golf while the Packers were taking the Cards to overtime in the playoffs.
    The Vikings have won this many championships:

    That’s zero, for you Vikings fans who are clueless.
    I used to respect the Vikings when Bud Grant was their head coach. Since he left, the Vikings have been loaded with pretenders year after year.

    The Purple Barneys will once again fall to the Packers and miss the playoffs in 2016.

  63. absodefinitely says: Mar 29, 2016 8:20 PM

    @whatjusthapped
    Historic playoff loss? Nothing can top the epic, biggest choke of all time in any sport ever, historic collapse of a loss GB had up in Seattle in the NFC Championship game. Most embarrassing loss in the history of the NFL playoffs…..marinate on that for awhile before you criticize any other team for a playoff loss. And then they followed it up by having their soft like fluff D get mushed out by one WR in AZ. GB has the market cornered on embarrassing playoff exits.

  64. frank booth says: Mar 29, 2016 8:20 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Mar 29, 2016 8:14 PM

    He wants to make a career of riding Rodgers? I thought he was gonna play TE, not be his personal assistant.
    ====================================

    Seriously? You get a big, meaty, curve hanging over the plate, and that’s your joke?

    Jeffrey B. Dahmed- does everyone get that? Man, that just gets funnier every day. Originality.

  65. irishgary says: Mar 29, 2016 8:22 PM

    @whatjusthappened

    I think you can add “this isn’t Detroit”
    There is a long history of choking with the Vikings

  66. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 29, 2016 8:27 PM

    As a bonus, he gets to play in the greatest stadium in football, for a team with 13 championships, and in front of the greatest fans in sports.

  67. conormacleod says: Mar 29, 2016 8:27 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots
    Mar 29, 2016, 5:12 PM CDT

    Hear that minnesota?
    ——
    Yes. He doesn’t care about wins or that football is a team game. That’s cool. I mean, your QB is better than ours. You’ll always have that while you watch us win the division for the next 10 years.

  68. leroysbutler says: Mar 29, 2016 8:29 PM

    Isn’t that the reason Greg Jennings went to Minnesota?

  69. frank booth says: Mar 29, 2016 8:30 PM

    absodefinitely says:
    Mar 29, 2016 8:20 PM

    @whatjusthapped
    Historic playoff loss? Nothing can top the epic, biggest choke of all time in any sport ever, historic collapse of a loss GB had up in Seattle in the NFC Championship game. Most embarrassing loss in the history of the NFL playoffs…..marinate on that for awhile before you criticize any other team for a playoff loss. And then they followed it up by having their soft like fluff D get mushed out by one WR in AZ. GB has the market cornered on embarrassing playoff exits.
    ====================================
    Bills-Oilers in 1993 tops it.

    Packers choked, but the Vikings have made a habit out of it. 4 Super Bowl losses. How about NFC Championships losses. A 41-0 blowout loss to the Giants in 2000. Gary Anderson misses a field goal in 1998, after not missing all season. Favre blows in for the Vikings in 2009.

    Vikings are the all-time leader in NFL playoff losses, and have a losing record (19-28) in the playoffs.

    The Packers have won 4 Super Bowls and been in 5. Their last appearance was in 2010.

    The Vikings have lost every Super Bowl they’ve been in, and haven’t seen one in 40 years. They haven’t won a playoff game since 2009. And they blew it at home again this year.

    So while the Packers had a very embarrassing loss in the NFC Championship a couple of years ago, the Vikings have made losing big games their legacy.

  70. bert1913 says: Mar 29, 2016 8:35 PM

    great qb, mediocre head coach

  71. golforepar says: Mar 29, 2016 8:36 PM

    Rodgers has a SB ring (more than every Vikings player) a SB MVP and 2 MVPs awards. Rodgers is rated as a top player in the NFL. Any Vikings fans critical of him proves you need to grow up!

  72. teal379 says: Mar 29, 2016 8:37 PM

    shonelikethesun says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:48 PM
    Pftsliberalagenda says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM
    Like jermichael Finley. But can actually catch
    —————————————————-
    He led all tight ends in drops last year with ten. He is well known for having poor hands. Check the stats.

    I did – According to Fox Sports and Sportingcharts.com (that’s 2 sources, not 1) – he dropped 4 passes last year.

    FOUR – not 10.

    Of course receivers that dropped more? – by percentage of targets of coures, TE’s don’t see as many as WR’s or in some offenses RBs –

    Ricardo Lockette
    Martavis Bryant
    Julian Edelman
    Nelson Agholor
    Greg Jennings
    Amari Cooper
    Mike Evans
    Devonta Freeman
    Dez Bryant
    Brandon Marshall
    Mike Wallace
    Michael Floyd
    Michael Crabtree

    FOUR dropped passes, not 10

  73. rajbais says: Mar 29, 2016 8:52 PM

    Yeah, and he was also catching passes from Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, and Kellen Clemens.

    Why aren’t they listed?

  74. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 29, 2016 8:57 PM

    I am so glad to see people enjoy reading my posts. It must be so obvious that my sole purpose here is to entertain. I really care about that. I do. Really. Almost as much as I care about my Packers.

  75. frank booth says: Mar 29, 2016 8:57 PM

    teal379 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 8:37 PM

    shonelikethesun says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:48 PM
    Pftsliberalagenda says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:19 PM
    Like jermichael Finley. But can actually catch
    —————————————————-
    He led all tight ends in drops last year with ten. He is well known for having poor hands. Check the stats.

    I did – According to Fox Sports and Sportingcharts.com (that’s 2 sources, not 1) – he dropped 4 passes last year.

    FOUR – not 10.
    ====================================
    Very typical of Vikings’ fans- make up facts that support the narrative.

  76. luvmnsports2012 says: Mar 29, 2016 9:01 PM

    Good job guys…Jared Cook! Lol…SKOL!!!

  77. whatjusthapped says: Mar 29, 2016 9:17 PM

    I will give the Vikings this much, they are creative. Very creative in how they go about losing playoff games. I mean, it is historic to miss 27 yard FG’s, rarely happens in today’s NFL but only the Vikings save that for a playoff game.

    How about a FG kicker who goes an entire season never missing a FG only to do that in a playoff game that would have iced it at the time. A 15-1 season down the drain.

    I would even go into the Dallas WR pushing off to catch a winning TD, that could happen to anyone, it just so happened to the hapless Vikings.

  78. linemanguy74 says: Mar 29, 2016 9:29 PM

    Somebody should tell him Farve retired !!!

  79. ajd4 says: Mar 29, 2016 9:33 PM

    gtodriver says:
    Mar 29, 2016 7:34 PM
    Did Cook actually see Rodgers play last season?

    His completion percentage was the worst of his career, his yardage total the lowest of any 16 game season of his career, he had his 2nd highest number of INT’s in his career and the lowest yards per attempt in his career.

    He lost at home to every team in the division in 2015.

    And he threw his teammates under the bus in attempt to distract folks from seeing how poorly he was playing.

    —————————————————————–

    and he still produced the below stat line with a chance to go to the NFCCG.

    TDS
    31
    INT
    8
    YDS
    3,821
    RTG
    92.7

  80. teal379 says: Mar 29, 2016 9:36 PM

    2015 – 4 drops
    2014 – 5 drops
    2013 – 6 drops
    2012 – 4 drops
    2011 – 0 drops

    Dude didn’t even have 10 drops in the last 2 years combined.

  81. teal379 says: Mar 29, 2016 9:40 PM

    He actually has 1 less drop than Gonk does over the same length career….

  82. patswillreign says: Mar 29, 2016 9:49 PM

    Is he good at catching Hail Mary’s?

  83. dirtyhelmet says: Mar 29, 2016 10:09 PM

    Right, because someone of Cook’s caliber had so many other offers………….

  84. melsredmazda3 says: Mar 29, 2016 10:11 PM

    this guy has butterfingers.. some of the worst dropped passes i seen..

  85. gcbean says: Mar 29, 2016 10:12 PM

    He couldn’t catch a cold. As a Rams fan, I couldn’t wait for him to be cut. Countless dropped balls.

  86. youdrivemenutseagles says: Mar 29, 2016 10:22 PM

    This is like Ladarius Green going to PIT. He should add a dynamic to that O that’s been missing for a while.
    Having said that, I was kind of looking forward to watching Richard Rodgers’ role expand. He flashed at times.

  87. shaggytoodle says: Mar 29, 2016 10:34 PM

    He had other choices, he made the one best for him…He had figured Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler wouldn’t be able to maximize his potential so be it…..

  88. ariani1985 says: Mar 29, 2016 10:38 PM

    But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but packer stock holder were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town? entitlement? Multiple times losing in the first round of the playoffs? Losing in OT? You yellow headed losers, please explain!

  89. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 29, 2016 10:51 PM

    Timing on free agency has always been critical.We got best TE available at just the right price. Mr. TT is like a chess master #CookUpATitle

  90. tangysizzl says: Mar 29, 2016 11:33 PM

    Check the stats Viking fans, Cook has outperformed your best TE Rudolph for the last 3 seasons. Fact.

    Bet you anything that Cook continues to outperform your overated and overpaid TE.

  91. wyrdawg says: Mar 30, 2016 12:12 AM

    Jared Cook went to Green Bay to play with watch a great quarterback.

    There. That makes me feel better.

  92. purpleguy says: Mar 30, 2016 12:52 AM

    Hey, he’s going to play with the best QB in the NFL — one who will make him a better TE. It’s a sound move by both the Pack and Cook. Not ashamed to admit either those facts or that Rodgers is a better QB than the one on my team. If Pack fans feel the need to make themselves feel better about their lot in life by trashing Teddy and the Vikes, by all means go ahead. Didn’t work out to good last season, but maybe it will in 2016. Who knows?

  93. diveleft says: Mar 30, 2016 12:53 AM

    gbbvan says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:21 PM
    Patsbrat…
    The Vikes passed on him TWICE!
    ÷÷÷÷
    Of course the Vikings didn’t use a first round pick on a QB that year. Why would they? At that time they had Daunte Culpepper who had just had just finished the previous season with 39 TDs and a rating over 110 for the year. The Vikings thought they were set at that position for years to come. Then (after Rodgers was drafted ) Culpepper destroyed his knee at Carolina and was never the same. Hindsight is 20/20, but the Vikings couldn’t have foreseen Daunte’s upcoming injury. By the way, Rodgers has only had one year in his career where he had more than 39TDs and a higher than 110 rating for the season.

  94. jhtobias says: Mar 30, 2016 1:36 AM

    he was offered a lot more money to play for the queens but he didn’t want to play for the only female qb in the nfl

  95. shaggytoodle says: Mar 30, 2016 3:45 AM

    doctormantistoboggan says:
    Mar 29, 2016 6:22 PM
    Then he should have joined the Broncos 4 years ago.
    Could have been a champion, and played with the GOAT
    ___________________

    He may have ended up a Champion, but its not like the Broncos would have maximized his production, or do you not remember them acquiring, Vernon Davis at the trade deadline?

  96. tsi431 says: Mar 30, 2016 7:44 AM

    Hoping it turns into a Randy Moss situation (Oak to NE transition). Has horrible seasons on a bad team.
    Then comes to a team with all the talent in the world, with a top flight QB, and becomes a game changer.

  97. codythao35 says: Mar 30, 2016 8:43 AM

    Right, a qb who chokes every year, ok. Vikings will always win the North as long as Zimmers is here. Sun rises in the east but ends in the west, hear that Packers fans? Like it or not it is the truth, get used to it.

  98. bridgeh2o says: Mar 30, 2016 9:10 AM

    Then Mr. Cook looked at the packer “defense” and the not so “special teams”, and he is having buyers remorse…….

    Never has one team been so dependent one ONE player……your green bay RODGERS.

    Vikes are building every facet of their team, beating gbay in gbay for the division crown, while their Pro Bowl quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, continues to grow into a new era in a new stadium, coupled with one of the youngest and nastiest defenses in the league.

    We understand that gbay fans are defensive.

    Some of those fans remember the stench their team left behind from 1968-1993.

    They caught a glimpse of this during Rodgers’ struggles last year during their losing streak.

    Shills up their spine as they see the end has come sooner than they hoped.

    Yes, they still have Rodgers, but he alone cannot save them, as evidence provided last year.

    They couldn’t beat ANY team at home in their division last year for that matter.

    NOBODY fears the packers.

    The fight is for 2nd…..have it out with the lions and bears pack fans.

    The creaking door is being shut, compliments from your big brother to the North.

    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. mikeinminny says: Mar 30, 2016 9:22 AM

    Weren’t we all told by Carl after the Vikes signed Andre Smith that only fans that know nothing about Football would get excited about a Free Agent signing?

  100. ✓Tavaris ✓Joe ✓Donovan ✓Christian ✓Matt ✓Josh ✓Teddy ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says: Mar 30, 2016 9:40 AM

    Right, a qb who chokes every year, ok.
    ================
    Please explain how he chokes every year. Is it because they actually MAKE the playoffs every year but don’t win it every year? Keep in mind, he was able to do something in 3 years that the Vikings haven’t been able to do in 50.

    Yes, he lost a playoff game that they were not favored to win, yet forced overtime. Of course that was AFTER a playoff win. Something the Vikings and Zimmer couldn’t pull off…..at home no less.

  101. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 30, 2016 9:50 AM

    Very wise decision to play with the most accurate QB of all time…

    -Raider fan

  102. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 30, 2016 9:53 AM

    It’s the Green Bay Super Bowl pedigree. He has a realistic chance to win a ring in Green Bay because the Packers contend every year.

    It’s better football.

    For better people.

  103. boomboombrown says: Mar 30, 2016 10:18 AM

    They didn’t tell him that Brett Favre retired until after he signed.

  104. indycheezhed says: Mar 30, 2016 10:29 AM

    This does 2 things that help the Packers.
    1. It gives them a fast TE that the defense is going to have to respect in the middle therefore leaving less to cover the receivers. He’s a decoy.
    2. They don’t have to pick a TE in the draft and go after MLBs and DTs. They still might pick up a TE if the right guy is there when they pick but at least now they don’t have to.

    I also don’t understand why so many Vikings fans are ripping on the Packers Defense? They finished with almost identical stats. Vikings were 13th and the Packers 15th with a 1 point difference in points allowed per game. WOW that’s something to be bragging about.

  105. ✓Tavaris ✓Joe ✓Donovan ✓Christian ✓Matt ✓Josh ✓Teddy ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says: Mar 30, 2016 10:36 AM

    I was shocked to find out that Jared Cook has been vastly more productive over the last 3 years than Kylie Rudolph. And now he costs half as much as him. Yikes!

  106. desertviking64 says: Mar 30, 2016 10:36 AM

    What’s he going to say? ” I signed because I need the money and no one else offered me a contract.”

  107. ✓Tavaris ✓Joe ✓Donovan ✓Christian ✓Matt ✓Josh ✓Teddy ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says: Mar 30, 2016 10:39 AM

    2013-2015

    Cook: 142 Rec, 1,786 Yards, 12.6 Avg, 37.2 Yds/G, 8 TDs

    Rudolph: 103 Rec, 1,039 Yards, 10.0 Avg, 31.9 Yds/G, 10 TDs.

    2016 Cap Hit

    Cook- 2.75 million

    Rudolph- 7.3 million

  108. frank booth says: Mar 30, 2016 11:53 AM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 10:38 PM

    But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but packer stock holder were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town? entitlement? Multiple times losing in the first round of the playoffs? Losing in OT? You yellow headed losers, please explain!
    ==================================
    The Vikings are the all-time leader in playoff losses and have the 24th worst playoff record at 19-28. They have lost in the first round 14 times.

    In the same time period, the Packers have 7 first round losses and are 28-18 in the playoffs.

  109. flyinghighphil says: Mar 30, 2016 12:09 PM

    No Jared actually you left the RAMS because they cut your worthless ball dropping ass . You sucked in ST.Louis you will suck in Green Bay have fun with this bitch packer fans . You’ll be cutting his ass next year

  110. ✓Tavaris ✓Joe ✓Donovan ✓Christian ✓Matt ✓Josh ✓Teddy ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ © says: Mar 30, 2016 12:27 PM

    You’ll be cutting his ass next year
    ————
    Ummmmm…….it’s a one year deal, so not sure why they would need to cut him. I’m sure he will perform much better finally having something better than garbage throwing him the ball. How much better? We’ll have to wait and see.

  111. onwis4 says: Mar 30, 2016 12:40 PM

    Hope he works out in GB. One thing they have severely missed over the past few years is a TE threat over the middle (ever since Finley was gone).

    Cook has immense talent but never has reached his potential, according to most reports. Much of that, in my opinion, is the qb play he has been surrounded with. Without question he’ll have more opportunities with Rodgers and a far better qb passing his way. Not a guarantee Cook will become productive, but it certainly cannot hurt.

  112. skolkr says: Mar 30, 2016 6:01 PM

    I never thought Scott Tolzien was that great…

  113. packertrackerblog says: Mar 30, 2016 10:09 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 10:38 PM

    But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but packer stock holder were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town? entitlement? Multiple times losing in the first round of the playoffs? Losing in OT? You yellow headed losers, please explain!

    ======

    Packers have lost a few in the first round but you have to be in it to lose. Many more wide left FGs and 41-0 thrashings for the Vikes – not to mention no SB trips since the 70s.

  114. dgt178blog says: Mar 30, 2016 10:36 PM

    ….all the scared purple puke fans troll this packer board….cuz they’re SCARED……BOO!!!

  115. greenbaylibrarybreathalyzer says: Mar 30, 2016 10:55 PM

    Good thing for GB choker fans. Thank god he didn’t want to play on a team with a great defense.

  116. ivanpavlov0000 says: Mar 31, 2016 7:43 AM

    Rodgers needs better pass protection or it won’t matter who he throws to.

    In free agency, the Rams have mostly focused on re-signing current players. That makes it interesting that they allowed Cook to leave. But QB play is definitely an issue. The draft will be interesting.

  117. stellarperformance says: Mar 31, 2016 8:26 AM

    Tolzien? He plays for the Colts. Time to wake up.

  118. viking1961 says: Mar 31, 2016 9:01 AM

    HELLO .! ER didn’t even make the TOP 10 all time QB list…….last year he feasted on hail mary’s as main weapon….one concussion from “oh what’s his name” as a backup …. VIKINGS won the division with a mediocre QB.
    SO, what does that tell you ? DEFENSE is KING.! Vi-KING.

  119. billh1947 says: Mar 31, 2016 9:30 AM

    “Can’t wait to listen to the lame bandwagon Packer fans on this site and their excuses when the Viking defense crushes Sharon and hands them 2 losses this year. It’s pretty obvious none of you Packer fans were fans before 96.”

    By what stretch of the imagination do you figure that will happen. wishful thinking should never be put down as fact. your team still has to figure out a way to stop Jordy Nelson who will be back from injury and with the addition of Cook running free down the middle plus a speedy Jeff Janice sprinting down the sideline who are you going to try to stop oh wiseassed one.

  120. frank booth says: Mar 31, 2016 9:40 AM

    viking1961 says:
    Mar 31, 2016 9:01 AM

    HELLO .! ER didn’t even make the TOP 10 all time QB list…….last year he feasted on hail mary’s as main weapon….one concussion from “oh what’s his name” as a backup …. VIKINGS won the division with a mediocre QB.
    SO, what does that tell you ? DEFENSE is KING.! Vi-KING.
    ===================================
    Rodgers had 1 Hail Mary during the regular season and 1 in the playoffs.

    He had 31 TD’s in the regular season, and completed 347 passes.

    And yet, the Hail Mary was somehow his main weapon?

    By the way, even with your Vi-KING defense- one playoff game, one playoff loss.

  121. frank booth says: Mar 31, 2016 9:55 AM

    greenbaylibrarybreathalyzer says:
    Mar 30, 2016 10:55 PM

    Good thing for GB choker fans. Thank god he didn’t want to play on a team with a great defense.
    ==================================

    He’s a tight end. He doesn’t play defense. He just didn’t want to play for a lousy QB.

  122. minnescrotums says: Mar 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    It’s a shame this guy didn’t sign with the Vikings. He’d be an upgrade at literally every position.

    Yes, that also means the position now occupied by an HGH using child beater.

  123. stellarperformance says: Mar 31, 2016 4:46 PM

    The Packers were hampered last year. It won’t happen again. The Vikings were lucky. Even turkeys can fly in a hurricane.

  124. vikingswill4eversuck says: Apr 1, 2016 10:26 PM

    Don’t worry Viking fans, LA just got a football team, maybe you guys will too!

  125. siuleno says: Apr 2, 2016 8:58 PM

    Tavaris Jackson got a ring before the whole Vikings organization. sorry, Fran. lmao

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