the Minnesota Vikings have officially released Dalvin Cook. The move comes as the Vikings have had to make multiple cuts because of the salary cap. Cook was scheduled to count more than $14.1 million against Minnesota’s salary cap, which would have been the third-highest figure for a running back in the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings Have Officially Released Dalvin Cook
Cook was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection during his time with the Vikings. He rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first four seasons, and he was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017.
The Vikings are expected to turn to Alexander Mattison as their starting running back in 2023. Mattison has rushed for over 500 yards in each of his last two seasons, and he is a more affordable option than Cook.
Cook is now a free agent, and he is expected to be one of the most sought-after running backs in the NFL. He will likely have his pick of teams, and he could command a big contract.
It will be interesting to see where Cook ends up playing in 2023. He is a talented running back, and he could be a difference-maker for any team that signs him.