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Dalvin Cook says odds are ‘pretty high’ he signs with Jets, expresses admiration for Aaron Rodgers

Dalvin Cook hasn’t officially made a decision about where he will play in 2023, but it’s looking increasingly likely that he will be a member of the New York Jets.

Cook is set to visit the Jets over the weekend and will reportedly have a workout and physical with the team on Friday. He was asked on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” if that meant he was going to sign with New York, and Cook described the odds of that happening as “pretty high.”

“I think they’re in a position of a team that’s building something special, and I wanna be a part of something special,” Cook said of the Jets. “I wanna add to whatever it is they’ve got going on. So, I think the possibility [of signing with the Jets] is high right now.”

Cook would go on to caution that he was taking it “one step at a time” but that the Jets remain firmly atop the list of teams with which he is considering signing.

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Adding Cook would make sense for the Jets. The team has a dynamic, second-year running back in Breece Hall, but he is coming off a torn ACL he suffered during his rookie season. The team has Michael Carter and rookie Israel Abanikanda behind him on the depth chart, but Cook would provide the team with a proven workhorse who can allow Hall to ease back into action as the season progresses.

Not only would Cook have a respectable workload in New York, but he also would get a chance to play with Aaron Rodgers, which he acknowledged is a big part of his decision to target the Jets as a potential landing spot. The two faced off frequently during their NFC North days and share a mutual admiration.

“Just being around a guy like that, you can learn a lot more and develop as a player,” Cook said of Rodgers while referencing the quarterback’s four MVPs.

That said, while the Jets are looking more and more like Cook’s final landing spot, he said that he is “still weighing his options.” He is considering visiting the Patriots while his playing for his hometown Dolphins remains a dream scenario.

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“Playing in my hometown would mean so much for me, my community, for my family, just everything around me,” Cook explained. “Just a Cinderella story. It’s just something that would bring so much joy to the city and I know what I could bring to the city. It would be big for the city and myself.”

Cook doesn’t yet have a visit lined up with the Dolphins, but it will be interesting to see if that changes as the Jets’ interest in his service increases.

But wherever he lands, Cook is looking for one thing.

“Just a great vibe, man,” he said. “Just getting around people that want to love on Dalvin Cook, that want to share that value that I want. And just trying to get around guys that want to win. I want to bring something different to the table and that’s being Dalvin Cook.”

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