Vikings working ‘extremely hard’ to sign Dalvin Cook to extension
Dalvin Cook was preparing to hold out from the Minnesota Vikings until he received a new contract. However, he decided to report to training camp amid his contract dispute with the team. Despite his decision to report to training camp, the Vikings are working ‘extremely hard’ to sign Cook to an extension.
While speaking about Cook’s contract status with the organization, Vikings GM Rick Spielman understands how vital Cook is to the team:
“I know how important Dalvin Cook is, and I know we’ve been working closely with his agent, and we’ll continue to work to try to see if there’s a deal that we feel is not only fair to Dalvin, but fair to us,” Spielman said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.
At the same time, Spielman uttered that the Vikings and Cook’s agent are currently speaking about a new contract ahead of the 2020 season.
“I can’t predict the future, so i just know where we’re at now, and we’re working extremely hard with him and his agent on trying to come to a common place where we can get him locked up,” he said.
Last season, Cook rushed for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns for Minnesota. On the other hand, he’s missed 19 games due to injury in his first three seasons. As a result, there is some concern surrounding his injury issues moving forward.
Seeing that the Vikings have a run-oriented offense, Cook is a vital piece in their offense. Even though he doesn’t have a new contract yet, Cook appears to be content with playing under his rookie deal. At the least, Minnesota seems determined to keep Cook with the franchise for years to come.