Dalvin Cook hasn’t chosen his next NFL team yet, but the free agent running back seems to have the “perfect” destination in mind.
Many NFL analysts speculate the Florida native and Florida State product will end up with the Miami Dolphins. Cook did not dispel that rumor during an appearance Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. In fact, he seemed to welcome the possibility, because he really likes the team’s offense.
“Yeah, it’s an exciting situation to go into when you got guys that can stretch the field on the outside,” Cook said. “I think that defense is pretty solid to me. Tua [Tagovailoa], when he’s out on the field, they got a winning a record. Like you said, as a running back you look for a certain scheme and I know the scheme that I’m good in, and that’s outside zone, and that’s what the Miami Dolphins run. So it’s like, you know, it’d be a perfect fit. And the roster, like you said, speaks for itself.”
"It’d be a perfect fit. And the roster, like you said, speaks for itself.”
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) June 22, 2023
Of course, there are other teams that could use a running back like Cook, and might be willing to offer him more.
Cook said he just wants to be in a winning situation.
“You know, a lot of people got me pegged going back home [to the Dolphins],” Cook said (via SiriusXM NFL Radio). “A lot of people got me going to the Jets. It’s all over the place right now, but what’s gonna be important for me is just going to that right situation and helping somebody turn the page.
“I want to go and be the piece that can just help somebody win and get over the hump and whatever that situation comes with, if it comes with me taking less reps, but me being in the perfect situation to hold up that trophy, I don’t mind. I just wanna go somewhere I can just get the ball and just help somebody win, and turn the next page.”
The 27-year-old Cook is a four-time Pro Bowler, with an impressive 4.7 yards per carry career average.