The Minnesota Vikings are likely to trade Dalvin Cook after June 1, but which teams could still be interested after the NFL Draft?
One of the biggest storylines for the Minnesota Vikings this season has been the future of Dalvin Cook. With a high salary and dwindling efficiency, it appears that the 27-year-old’s days in Minnesota are numbered, but he still remains on the roster.
According to SI’s Albert Breer, teams have yet to make a deal for Cook due to the need to lower his $14.1 million cap hit due for next season. With teams also holding on to 2024 picks, Cook is still a Viking – but that could change after June 1.
If Minnesota waits to trade Cook after June 1, they could save $11 million in cap space. This is greater savings than the $7.8 million the Vikings would save before June 1, and without a suitable deal, the best plan could be to wait it out and hit the market this summer.
The problem with this is that most of the suitors have already settled their backfields, but there are still a few teams that could use a running back.
In this article, we’ll look at four teams that could be interested in acquiring Cook and why they would be interested in the former four-time Pro Bowler.