NFL free agent running back Dalvin Cook could soon have a new team.
Cook is visiting the New York Jets this weekend, and the franchise appears to be at the top of his wish list thanks to the offseason addition of franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“You could pretty much put them at the top,” Cook said about the Jets while speaking on CBS Sports HQ. “It’s a great situation for me, to go play with some great guys, especially Aaron Rodgers, with him being such a high-caliber player that he is. So, it’s pretty high.”
But that doesn’t mean his hometown Miami Dolphins are out of the horse race, either.
“They’re right there in the mix,” said Cook. “Like you said, that’s my hometown. Being home is always good—especially for me. That’s my city. I love my city, I love giving back to my city, to the community, to the kids and everything about it. They’re right there at the top of the list, too.”
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel spoke on the possibility of the team signing Cook on Friday.
“I kind of look at it like this: If it works on both sides, it makes sense for somebody,” McDaniel said. “You’re adding a player to the team. The organization and the player, all the things that they both need, need to be met for it to work. He’s a free agent, and he’s visiting the Jets. And that’s what I have to say.”
Cook also said he’d consider signing with the Dallas Cowboys. But that team is reportedly satisfied with Tony Pollard as their lead running back entering the season.