Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will apparently play his contract.
Cook and the Vikings broke off contract negotiations Tuesday, reports NFL Network.
This means that Cook is set to play this year with a salary of $ 1.3 million and then become a free agency in 2021. He will be highly motivated to have a good year, with a second contract on the line. next year.
The problem for Cook next year, however, will be that the likely reduced salary cap will make it harder for him to secure a big contract, the Vikings or any other team. Vikings can also use the franchise tag to prevent Cook from shopping from the highest bidder.
Cook is coming off the most productive season of his three-year career, having run for a career-high 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching a career-high 53 passes for 519 yards.