6 former Vikings struggling with their new teams in 2023

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Former Vikings player No. 1

Dalvin Cook, running back - New York Jets

Joining the Minnesota Vikings as a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Dalvin Cook was a big part of the team's offense. He was named to the Pro Bowl for four of his six seasons wearing a purple and gold jersey.

In Minnesota, he averaged 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 78.8 rushing yards per game while scoring a total of 52 touchdowns and giving the Vikings some amazing plays that helped the team when they struggled to move the ball.

With the New York Jets, his numbers aren't anywhere near those. In fact, through his first four games, Cook is averaging 2.5 yards per carry and only 18.5 rushing yards per game while not finding the end zone a single time.

To make matters worse for Cook, Jets head coach Robert Saleh recently shared that he would no longer be limiting Breece Hall. If that's accurate, it might be even more difficult for Cook to contribute for them this year.