Dalvin Cook Threatens Holdout; Reportedly Wants More Money Than McCaffrey

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dalvin Cook will be holding out of training camp and possibly beyond, if he doesn’t get a contract extension and massive raise. Obviously, this would a huge blow to the Vikings if a Cook holdout were to linger into the season. This should not come as a surprise to the Minnesota Vikings front office, however.

Dalvin is currently scheduled to be the 38th highest paid running back in 2020. Star running backs like Jamaal Williams, Mike Davis, and Brian Hill all scheduled to make more than he is.

Hopefully this doesn’t turn out to be a Le’veon Bell or Melvin Gordon situation from the past two years. All I ask is that GM Rick Spielman and Co. work some salary cap magic to make this happen.

Eric actually wrote about that a couple months ago, after Dalvin Cook was on his podcast, Bleeding Purple. He believes the deal will look a lot like Christian McCaffery’s, but slightly less. He puts year 1 of a new deal at about $6-7 million against the cap.

Cook already has an extensive injury history, in his short career. But there is no denying the elite-level of talent he brings to the field, when healthy. Cook has accrued 2104 rushing yards, 17 total touchdowns, and 4.6 yards per rush in 29 career games.

If Eric is right on the compensation… then Dalvin’s team will have to move quite a ways from where they are now (according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin).

Well THAT could be a problem.

Cameron Thompson | Minnesota Sports Fan

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