Dalvin Cook has Super Bowl aspirations for the Vikings in 2020

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook /

In just his third season with the Minnesota Vikings last year, Dalvin Cook had one of the best performances by a running back in franchise history.

Cook notched his first-career season with over 1,000 rushing yards in addition to catching 53 passes and scoring 13 touchdowns in 2019. He made it clear that he’s not only the best option in Minnesota’s offensive backfield, but that he’s one of the top running backs in the entire NFL.

Even with some of the big names who are no longer in the team’s locker room, Cook has one goal in mind for the Vikings as he prepares for his fourth season in the league.

Dalvin Cook wants to win a championship with the Minnesota Vikings

Cook was generous enough to chat on the latest episode of Bleeding Purple and he went over a bunch of topics. However, his desire to bring a championship to the Twin Cities was hard to ignore.

"“That’s definitely my goal. At every level, I’ve accomplished success. Took my team to some of the higher games, championship games at each level, so that’s definitely my mindset for the Vikings. I want to go win a championship and that’s what we’re working towards right now. This offseason, we’re putting in the work to go do that.”"

While the goal for every team around the NFL is obviously to win the Super Bowl, a championship for the Vikings would just mean so much more.

Since their very first season in 1961, no franchise has experienced more success without an actual Super Bowl win. Of the five teams in the NFL with the most playoff appearances, Minnesota is the only one without a Vince Lombardi trophy.

Whenever the Vikings are eventually able to capture the franchise’s very first Super Bowl victory, the players from that roster will be immortalized in the Twin Cities forever. Cook knows that, which increases his desire, even more, to deliver a championship to Minnesota.

In addition to his Super Bowl aspirations for the Vikings, Cook also chatted about what he’s doing these days to keep busy and stay in shape, how enjoyable it was to beat the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs last season, and what he’s learned about the state of Minnesota during his tenure with the team.

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To hear the full interview, subscribe to Bleeding Purple (AppleSpotify – YouTube) and head to the 26:03 mark in episode 175.