By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Aaron Rodgers can’t do it alone.
On the heels of a reworked contract for their star quarterback – Rodgers voluntarily took a roughly $35 million pay cut over the next two seasons – the New York Post reports the Jets will attempt to flex their newfound financial muscle in luring RB Dalvin Cook to the tarmac.
Cook has made the Pro Bowl each of the past four seasons and has the third-most rushing yards in the NFL (5,024) since 2019. Following Rodgers’ pay cut, the Jets have nearly $16 million in cap space.
The Jets, who have placed second-year running back Breece Hall on the PUP list, have competition for Cook’s services. The biggest threats likely come from the running back’s hometown Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills — who recently lost Nyheim Hines to a season-ending injury — who offer a clearer path to a Super Bowl run.