As much fun as Dalvin Cook is having exploring the free agent market, it could lead him back to the Minnesota Vikings.
Unless you are a Vikings fan, Cook ending up back in Minnesota wouldn’t move the needed although it would be intriguing from the standpoint of a player getting released just to end up back with that team.
If Cook does sign elsewhere, he has nothing but praise for the organization which he spent his first six years in the NFL.
"“In Minnesota, they hold a special place in my heart,” Cook said, via FOX 9. “The people, the city, everybody who embraced me and my family these past six years. I can’t thank them enough.”"
With nearly 6,000 rushing yard s in his six seasons with the Vikings, the players and fans have just much appreciation for Cook, even more so if he ends up returning. While it’s doubtful, the Vikings offense will be that much better with the Pro Bowler back in the backfield.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is still hopeful as Minnesota remains in the mix.
"“I’m excited to wee where he goes, I’ll always be pulling for him, and I’m kind of optimistically hoping we’ll get him back – who knows,” Cousins said in a press conference. “But maybe there’s an outside chance, we’ll see.”"
The longer Cook remains without a contract, the more likely it is the Vikings will get him back. Without Cook, the Vikings will turn to Alexander Mattison to step into that role, with Ty Chandler , DeWayne McBride and Kene Nwangwu competing for snaps as well.