The Minnesota Vikings have been looking to part ways with Dalvin Cook for quite a while now.
They almost traded him weeks ago, and the rumors of his potential release have now become a reality.
With that in mind, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins have emerged as the two frontrunners to try and sign him once he becomes available, which should come as no surprise at all.
The Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos are two of the teams that are expected to have an interest in signing running back Dalvin Cook once he officially is released, per sources. There likely will be others, but those two have been monitoring Cook for weeks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2023
The Broncos have appointed Sean Payton as their new head coach, and he’s always taken a run-first approach in his offenses.
Of course, there’s no shortage of talent at the position in Denver, but Cook would still be a significant upgrade over every single player in their RB room right now.
Moreover, even though Russell Wilson is expected to fare much better next season with a competent coach by his side, the Broncos will still lean heavily on the running game.
As for the Dolphins, they reportedly almost traded for Cook just last month, so the interest in his services is no new thing.
Mike McDaniel revamped the Dolphins’ passing game and they had one of the most entertaining offenses in the game with that vertical two-headed monster of Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill.
But they lacked balance and didn’t get anything from their running game last season, so obviously, adding a guy like Cook could open up things even more for Tua Tagovailoa.
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