Dalvin Cook thought that when he signed with the New York Jets this summer that he would be forming one of the best running back tandems in the NFL alongside Breece Hall, but now Cook said that will speak to his agent and general manager Joe Douglas about the possibility of a trade, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
Cook has been an afterthought in the Jets offense, and had only three carries for 12 yards in the Jets’ last game, which was a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, and now Cook may be on the move ahead of the NFL trade deadline next Tuesday.
“It’s something I can’t control, that my name is being floated around in trade rumors,” Cook said. “It might be a good thing. Maybe [it’s] a bad thing.”
Cook, 28, believes he’s the same player who produced four straight rushing seasons of at least 1,100 yards with the Vikings en route to four Pro Bowl nods, but has mustered a dismal 2.8 yards per carry mark during his tenure in New York.
Over 6 games player with the Jets, Cook has only 39 carries for 109 yards and no touchdowns and even more troubling is that Cook has failed to break a run over 10 yards.
“If you watch my career, the type of back I am, I get better and better as the game goes on,” Cook said, adding that he thought “teaming up with Breece would be the best thing in the world for the New York Jets.”
“We all thought it was going to be more than what it is,” he said. “But I wasn’t thinking of a percentage of him getting the ball or me getting the ball. I wasn’t thinking like that. I just thought … the touches will get spread around.”
Cook may have a hard time finding a way out of New York, as many teams won’t want to take on his contract especially given his lack of production this season.