Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook’s future is believed to be uncertain following a six-year stint with the team that drafted him out of the second round in 2017.
The 27-year-old will be required to take a pay cut if he is to remain with the team but, according to insider Darren Wolfson, he isn’t keen on it.
“I had a conversation this morning that leads me to believe … that Dalvin is not inclined to take a pay cut,” Wolfson said on SKOR North this week (H/T Sports Illustrated).
Cook has three years left on the five-year deal he signed to the tune of $63 million in 2020. He carries a cap hit of $14.1 million for 2023, which would go up to $15.6 million in 2024 and then down to $13.5 million the following year.
Various sources report Cook prefers getting traded over taking a pay cut to remain with the Vikings.
Given that there will be multiple running backs on the market, available via both free agency and trade, it could be over between Minnesota and Cook. But it’s also likely there will be talks between the parties, who could be open to some sort of resolution.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.