4 reasons why the Vikings might not extend Dalvin Cook

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What are some reasons why the Minnesota Vikings might not extend their star running back?

Dalvin Cook is reportedly planning on holding out until the Minnesota Vikings offer him a, “reasonable,” contract extension. Cook is a dynamic back who can change the outcome of a game with a single carry.

He’s not just a great runner who has a rare blend of power, speed, and vision, but he is also an excellent receiver out of the backfield. The Vikings rode him very hard a season ago and the team’s offense truly goes through No. 33.

While the talent of Cook can’t be denied, it can be argued whether Minnesota should actually dish out the funds to extend him during the next few weeks.

There are plenty of reasons to give Cook the money he wants and keep him in purple for the majority of his career. At the same time, there are also some reasons why the Vikings should stand firm and not extend this talented running back.