Multiple Teams Interested in Dalvin Cook via Trade
June 1 is nearly upon us, a day that has essentially been marked as D-Day for a Dalvin Cook transaction. Whatever is going to happen between the Minnesota Vikings and Cook — whether it be a trade, restructure or release — is expected to take place on or around Thursday.
The rollercoaster offseason of Dalvin Cook rumors has had some wild swings. As recent as last week, it was believed the Vikings were most likely to release him after realizing they weren’t going to get anything worth value in a trade. But with less than 12 hours remaining until D(alvin Cook)-Day, the tide seems to be changing.
Dalvin Cook trade incoming?
According to Bobby Shouse Jr, whose tweets have been featured at Bleacher Report, Fansided, Yahoo Sports and Sportsnaut, multiple teams are interested in trading for Dalvin Cook. The teams include the Dolphins and one other AFC East teams (not the Bills), among others.
Per source, Dalvin Cook to the #Dolphins is very much still alive. Cook has remained consistent that the Dolphins are his preferred destination and the Dolphins will have first priority to make a deal if they decide to do so.— Bobby Shouse (@B_Shousejr) May 31, 2023
I’ve also been told there are more teams showing…
As I mentioned earlier today, Jeremy Fowler (ESPN) reported this morning on “Get UP” that the Vikings + Dalvin Cook offseason drama is expected to end soon and that a trade is now more likely to happen than his straight up release.
Obviously, if the Vikings can find a trade partner who will take on most of Cook’s salary ($9 million), and also get a mid to late round draft pick (or two) in the process, that’s more ideal than letting him go for the cap relief alone.
Sounds like we’ll finally find out what Cook’s worth is soon enough.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan