I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase two cooks in the kitchen, but what about two Cooks in the same backfield? This is what the Bills could have if they make a trade for Dalvin Cook.
Buffalo spent a second-round pick on James Cook last season, but he battled for consistent playing time despite logging 5.7 yards per carry. James Cook was also involved in the passing game, catching 21 passes for 180 yards, but the Bills still went out and traded for Nyheim Hines at the trade deadline.
Buffalo has continued assembling a stable of running backs this offseason, but Damien Harris and Latavius Murray are likely battling for one spot on the roster. Even if one of these backs breaks through for a job, neither has the game-breaking ability that Dalvin Cook has – even if it does come on a sporadic basis.
The Bills are in win-now mode and are looking to navigate through a loaded AFC this season. With $3 million in cap space, the Bills would have to re-negotiate Cook’s contract, but adding a proven running back to this group could go a long way in unleashing their offense this season.