What’s next for Dalvin Cook, Vikings?

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Now that Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has reported for training camp, what’s next?

Perhaps nothing. Perhaps Cook will finish his rookie deal and the two sides will deal with it in the offseason, like the Titans and running back Derrick Henry did this year, when the Titans applied the franchise tag and the two sides worked out a new deal before the July 15 deadline.

Or perhaps they’re making progress toward a new deal. After all, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported on June 8 that Cook would not be reporting for training camp without a new deal.

“He’s out,” Schefter said at the time, quoting an unnamed source. “Without a reasonable extension, he will not be showing up for camp or beyond.”

Cook has shown up, without an extension. So the report was wrong, the source was wrong, the circumstances changed, or a “reasonable extension” is in the offing.

Then there’s the possibility that Cook will decide between now and Monday to opt out for the 2020 season. Or that he’ll suggest, through his agent, that an opt out will happen without a new deal.

Either way, today’s developments cut against the June 8 report that Cook won’t show up. So unless that report was simply incorrect, something else is going on.

10 responses to “What’s next for Dalvin Cook, Vikings?

  1. Looking forward to him staying on the ground writhing in pain at least every 5 carries. Then the untimely fumble…

  2. Pretty good jab on Shefter. He’s kind of like the weatherman, wrong about 50 percent of the time.

  3. One good season out of 3 doesn’t deserve a long term or big money deal, make him play out his contract and see how he does. Even if he has another year like last season he still doesn’t deserve the big bucks, 2 good seasons out of 4 is only worth average RB money, it’s nothing special.

  4. Then there’s the possibility that Cook will decide between now and Monday to opt out for the 2020 season. Or that he’ll suggest, through his agent, that an opt out will happen without a new deal.
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    OHHHH I hope he does, then he can watch from home how easily he can be replaced in that Viking running game, plug anyone in and they’ll get 1000yds and then maybe he’ll realize his hole cards are a 7, 2!

    BTW I can see why none of you people that would hand Cook the big money don’t run teams, you’d be over the cap by the time you signed 26 players the way you just hand out money!

  5. No more than 8 million or so i hope, he’s easily replaceable, especially in Kubiaks offense….let him play out the year and if he has another solid season, tag him in 2021…..keep the position always young and prioritize the Oline for once.

  6. Less money, less playing time, longer career. Unfortunately I don’t think he will last 3 more years in the league as a 3 down back. Cook is a game changer and for anyone that believes he is easily replaceable is dead wrong. He has a selfless attitude, is a a terrific leader, and truly electrifying when healthy.

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