The Minnesota Vikings have signed star running back, Dalvin Cook, to a 5-year, $63 million contract extension. Over $28 million of that money will be guaranteed.
In three seasons, Cook has racked up just over 2000 yards and 17 touchdowns. In 2019, he rushed for 1135 yards and 13 of his career TD’s. His mostly unblemished 2019 was enough to show the Vikings that he can stay on the field and earn a big time running back contract.
Dalvin Cook gets a $15.5 million signing bonus — the largest for a non-quarterback in franchise history. And the #Vikings lock up the centerpiece of their offense through 2025. https://t.co/pDQZ7ZSucg— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 12, 2020
Just Stay Healthy
Cook deserves it…. when he is on the field. There’s no doubting how talented and how much of a game-breaker he can be… or how much the Vikings need him in their offense. That’s why he wants big money. On the other hand, the team doesn’t have any money left under the salary cap and Dalvin has had issues staying on the field.
Cook locks up his cash after playing just 29 games in his first three seasons. It’s a risk, but it was one the Vikings were always going to take. We all hope it’s worth it.
Speaking of risk, this is a big deal for Dalvin Cook. The opportunity for an injury, had he stepped on the field to take hits tomorrow vs the Green Bay Packers, was a risk that may not have been worth the squeeze…
None of that matters now, though! Dalvin Cook will be a Minnesota Viking for the foreseeable future! In due time, we’ll see how magic man, Rob Brzezinski, made this happen financially. For now, though… we celebrate.
Just look at the smile on Cook’s face today.
Cook it up 👨🍳 pic.twitter.com/nyaRLXyzQH— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 12, 2020
Cooper Carlson | Minnesota Sports Fan