An interesting trade proposal has the Minnesota Vikings sending Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook to one of the top Super Bowl contenders.
The 27-year-old Cook has been mentioned in a plethora of trade rumors over the past week, and plenty of teams should be interested in a four-time Pro Bowler who is signed for three more seasons.
Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay proposed an NFL Draft trade idea for all 32 teams. For the Buffalo Bills, Kay suggested an idea in which Cook is sent to Orchard Park, where he’d join his younger brother and fellow running back James:
“The Buffalo Bills were one of the favorites to make a Super Bowl run last season. That wouldn’t come to fruition after the offense stalled out in the divisional round, failures that can be pinned on a lackluster ground game…
While the Bills used a second-round pick on Cook last year, it’s clear that the club needs to do more to address its backfield platoon in 2023. Letting Singletary walk as a free agent and replacing him with a top back from the trade market should do the trick.
Although Dalvin Cook is an expensive option and about to enter his seventh year as a professional, the Minnesota Vikings star represents a massive upgrade at a position of clear need for a contender…
If the Bills can figure out a way to squeeze in Cook’s contract under the cap and the veteran back can stay healthy, Buffalo will be much better positioned to make a deep playoff run at the end of next season.”
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In the 2020 offseason, Cook signed a five-year contract worth $63 million. The Florida State product is coming off a fourth straight 1,000-yard season. In 2022, Cook had 1,173 yards and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 39 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
Cook’s efforts helped the Vikings to a 13-win season and the NFC North division crown. The Vikings, however, were eliminated by the New York Giants on Super Wild Card Weekend.
The Bills are coming off a third straight AFC East division title, but they ere eliminated in the AFC Divisional Round for the second straight year. Quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs remain a prolific duo, but an inconsistent rushing game has definitely played a factor in Buffalo’s early playoff exits.
Buffalo hasn’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since LeSean McCoy back in 2017. Adding a world-class running back like Cook would definitely bolster their Super Bowl odds, but we’ll have to wait and see if the Vikings are actually willing to trade him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.