A New York Jets star offensive weapon recently said they want their agent to broach the possibility of a trade before the Oct. 31 deadline due to limited use in the early season.
Related: Where could Dalvin Cook be traded?
The Jets have now had two players publicly speak about not getting enough playing time this week. Jets defensive end Carl Lawson said he’s not a “cheerleader” and wants to be on the field more. Running back Dalvin Cook said he was confused by his lack of touches to start the year.
A New York Jets RB wants to talk about a trade
According to Rich Cimini with ESPN, Cook said he’d talk to the Jets front office about a trade:
Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, admitting he’s frustrated in a reduced role with the New York Jets, said Thursday he will speak to his agent and general manager Joe Douglas about the possibility of a trade…
“It’s something I can’t control, that my name is being floated around in trade rumors,” he said. “It might be a good thing. Maybe [it’s] a bad thing.”
Cook said he’s not necessarily seeking a trade; he wants what’s “best for everybody.”
One has to wonder what Cook expected when he signed up for the Jets and accepted his one-year deal worth up to $7 million. Breece Hall was understood to be the featured running back, and Cook took plenty of time to make his decision to sign with the Jets.
Hall has also performed better than Cook this season. Hall is averaging 6.5 yards per rush on 66 carries. Cook is averaging just 2.8 yards per rush on 39 carries.
The Jets have no reason to give Cook more touches unless the four-time Pro Bowl player can step up his game when he’s given an opportunity to carry.
Where could Cook be traded?
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