The New York Jets are reportedly in the mix to sign Dalvin Cook.
One could argue that they don’t actually need him, as they already have Breece Hall there, and splitting carries might not be the best thing for his development at this point in his career.
Nonetheless, the Iowa State product is coming off a major knee injury, and there’s even no guarantee that he’ll be ready to start the season.
That’s why NFL insider Ian Rapoport told Pat McAfee that the Jets signing Cook would actually make a lot of sense, adding that even if Hall is ready for Week 1, having the luxury of giving him more time to heal would be huge for them.
"I think Breece Hall is gonna be ready around the start of the season but I wouldn't guarantee he's gonna play week one..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 27, 2023
There’s no denying that the Jets should favor Hall over Cook or any other player on their RB depth chart.
He’s a superstar in the making and was on his well way to making history and winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors before suffering that injury.
That’s precisely why they should go the distance to try and protect him, signing Cook to have him there while he ramps things up and gets up to speed without having to force or rush his body to get back on the field.
Cook has gauged plenty of interest around the league, and chances are that other teams will offer him more money than the Jets.
But if he wants to win a Super Bowl, taking a pay cut and taking his talents to Gotham might as well be the wisest choice.NEXT: 1 NFL Team Is Reportedly Bracing For Involuntary Hard Knocks Assignment