One of the latest rumors surrounding running back Dalvin Cook is that he currently has an offer to return to the Minnesota Vikings this year.
Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings parted ways more than a month ago and the veteran running back still hasn't signed with a new team to play for during the upcoming 2023 NFL season.
Since his release, the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets seem to be the two leading teams with the best shot to land Cook. But recently, former NFL quarterback and current WFAN radio host, Boomer Esiason, shared that the Pro Bowl running back currently has an offer on the table from his old team, the Vikings.
It would be incredibly shocking if the Minnesota Vikings re-sign Dalvin Cook
It is very difficult to believe that Minnesota has a $7 million offer for Cook if he wants to return for next season. The Vikings just cut him because he wasn't willing to take a pay cut, and while the reported offer is for less money than what he was due to make in 2023, it's not significantly less as Cook was due to make a $11 million next season with Minnesota.
Bringing Cook back this year wouldn't even make sense for the Vikings. If the plan this whole offseason was just to figure out a way for him to make less money and stay on the roster, then Minnesota probably wouldn't have re-signed Alexander Mattison to a two-year contract this offseason.
But it seems pretty clear that the Vikings are heading into the 2023 season with Mattison as their top running back and Ty Chandler, Kene Nwangwu, and rookie Dewayne McBride fighting for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.
While some Minnesota fans would love to see Cook back on the field for their favorite team next season. The chances of it actually happening are about as close as one can get to zero without actually being zero.