Robert Saleh Confirms Jets’ Interest In Star Free Agent Running Back

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh

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New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh has confirmed that the team is interested in Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, who is set to be released by the Minnesota Vikings.

Saleh, however, ultimately deferred to Jets general manager Joe Douglas, who has already had a busy offseason due to the acquisition of future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

“We’ll turn the stones over on that one, but that’s probably more of a Joe question. I’m not sure how the money works on that,” Saleh said.

Adding Cook to the Jets offense would solidify the unit as one of the best in the AFC, as it already boasts Rodgers, Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson, newly signed wide receivers Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman, the solid tight end duo of Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah, and Breece Hall, who looked like he was becoming a star running back before suffering a season-ending injury in 2022.

Given the promise that Hall showed in 2022, Cook would have to be alright with, at the very least, splitting carries with the former Iowa State University product, who is expected to be ready to play by week one when the Jets face off against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.

The Jets, however, aren’t the only AFC East team that’s apparently interested in signing Cook, though, as the Miami Dolphins are also reportedly sniffing around the 27-year-old tailback. Luckily for the Jets, however, the bookmakers seem to think they’re the favorites to land Cook’s services.

During his six-season NFL career — all of which have been with the Minnesota Vikings — Cook has carried the ball 1,282 times for 5,993 yards, and 47 touchdowns. He’s also caught 221 passes for 1,794 yards and five touchdowns. Cook has also been named to the last four Pro Bowls and has put up at least 1,000 yards rushing in each of the last four seasons.

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