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Vikings’ Dalvin Cook aims for 2,000 scrimmage yards in 2020

Dalvin Cook, Vikings

Dalvin Cook proved that he is becoming one of the best running backs in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings this past season. Following a productive campaign in 2019, Cook is aiming for 2,000 scrimmage yards in 2020.

In Cook’s first two seasons in the NFL, injuries were a major concern for the Florida State product. The former Seminole was only able to play in 15 of 32 possible games. Over the course of those two seasons, Cook totaled 1,364 yards from scrimmage and six total touchdowns.

However, Cook was able to stay healthy — for the most part — in the 2019 season. As he was able to start in 14 games in 2019, Cook was able to rush for a career-best 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In addition, Cook flashed his receiving ability, as he caught 53 receptions for 519 yards. Altogether, the dynamic running back combined for 1,654 scrimmage yards and averaged 5.5 yards per touch.

But with Gary Kubiak becoming the new offensive coordinator of the Vikings, Cook should expect a heavy workload in 2020. As a result, he should have a better chance to have a historically good campaign.

Seeing that Cook missed the final two games of the season, it’s possible that he could have come close to 2,000 scrimmage yards in 2019. The only running back in the NFL to have 2,000 yards from scrimmage in 2019 was Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers.

Nevertheless, Cook is focused on achieving the feat next season with the Vikings. Heading into next season, Cook is entering the final year of his rookie contract. It’s safe to say that Minnesota would be more inclined to pay him if he’s able to reach the 2,000-yard milestone next season.