(Photo : Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Dalvin Cook (#4) of the Minnesota Vikings rushes throughout the first half towards the New York Giants within the NFC Wild Card playoff recreation at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 15, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The New York Jets are persevering with to have a productive offseason within the hopes of ending the present longest playoff drought in North American sports activities.
The workforce has signed four-time Pro Bowl choice working again Dalvin Cook to a one-year deal price as much as $8.6 million, in accordance with NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook is planning to signal a one-year deal price as much as $8.6 million with the New York Jets, per supply. pic.twitter.com/SU95TqaQL4
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2023
Cook will obtain $7 million as a base wage, whereas he may earn $1.6 million extra in incentives.
The 28-year-old spent the primary six seasons of his NFL profession with the Minnesota Vikings after being drafted by the workforce within the second spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft with the forty first general decide.
Cook has made every of the final 4 Pro Bowl video games, establishing himself as probably the greatest working backs within the league. He ran for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns final season, serving to the Vikings make the postseason for the primary time since 2019.
Cook was launched by the Vikings final June “to make multiple cuts because of the salary cap,” in addition to failing to discover a appropriate commerce accomplice for the working again.
Cook was beforehand linked together with his hometown workforce Miami Dolphins, within the early phases of free company. He was born and raised in Miami and performed school soccer for Florida State University.
Ultimately, the contract the Jets supplied was practically double the quantity the Dolphins had on the desk, making the trail to the Big Apple too irresistible.
The Jets personal the longest playoff drought in all the key skilled sports activities leagues within the United States, final making the postseason in 2010.
The Sacramento Kings beforehand held the doubtful distinction. They weren’t in a position to make the NBA playoffs since 2006 till they broke the curse earlier this 12 months to make the postseason for the primary time in 17 years.
A productive offseason for the New York Jets
The Jets turned the primary workforce in NFL historical past so as to add a QB and RB in the identical offseason that has each made 4 of the final 5 Pro Bowl video games.
The workforce acquired four-time MVP and future Hall-of-Famer quarterback Aaron Rodgers final April by way of a commerce, which noticed his longtime workforce Green Bay Packers obtain 4 draft picks in trade.
The Jets additionally labored out a revised contract for the 39-year-old, through which the Super Bowl XLV MVP took a pay minimize to supply monetary flexibility for the entrance workplace to make extra strikes within the roster.
New York additionally renewed the contract of defensive deal with Quinnen Williams, giving him a profitable four-year, $96 million extension, with $66 million in assured cash to remain within the Big Apple.
Williams made the First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl recreation final season, placing up a career-high 12 sacks in 2022. The 25-year-old was drafted by the Jets because the third general decide within the 2019 NFL Draft,
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