Longtime Vikings star Dalvin Cook leaves the unemployment line, signs with New York Jets

Dalvin Cook joins the AFC East's most talked about team. He lands with Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings
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The suddenly rich get wealthier. Aaron Rodgers and company have given opposing defenses and their coordinators yet another reason to lose sleep. The New York Jets get another playmaker for what figures to be a powerful offense. If you still held onto hope that Dalvin Cook might be back in Minnesota Vikings purple at some point, it's time to uncross those fingers.

Cook stepped into the unemployment line after the Vikes announced his release on June 9th. A little over two months later, multiple reports including a couple from Tom Pelissero and Adam Schefter have indicated that he will step into a running back room that features Breece Hall, Michael Carter, Zonovan Knight, Israel Abanikanda, Travis Dye, and Damarea Crockett.

The Jets could give the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins tons of fits this season.

With Dalvin Cook officially off the market, we take a look at his tenure with the Vikings.

The Minnesota Vikings selected Dalvin Cook with the 41st overall selection during Round 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft. He appeared in 73 regular-season games that spanned six seasons with 72 starts. He also started three postseason contests.

Cook found his way onto four straight Pro Bowl rosters (2019-2022). He racked up 5,993 rushing yards on 1,282 carries while reaching the end zone 47 times. He picked up another 1,794 yards and five TDs on 221 receptions while reaching the end zone five times as a receiver.