Dalvin Cook Next Team Odds: Jets Big Favorites To Get RB

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Dalvin Cook, with the Minnesota Vikings, celebrates on the field.

Dalvin Cook remains on the open market, but his time as a free agent could be coming to a close soon. Since his release by the Minnesota Vikings in June, the 27-year-old running back has been linked to a number of potential suitors. He’s scheduled to meet with the New York Jets, and the rumor mill is swirling with speculation that a deal could be imminent. Let’s take a look at the latest odds on Dalvin Cook’s next team.

Latest Dalvin Cook odds for next team

New York Jets-400
New England Patriots+425
Miami Dolphins+850
Las Vegas Raiders+2200
Denver Broncos+2800
Washington Commanders+2800
Buffalo Bills+2800
Chicago Bears+2800
Kansas City Chiefs+3000
Philadelphia Eagles+3000
Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook. Last updated July 28, 2023.

Following Cook’s release from the Vikings, much of the speculation on his next team centered on the Dolphins. The story has taken several twists and turns since that point. As the odds board suggests, a clear favorite has emerged, but two other teams appear to have at least some hope of landing his services.

Why did the Vikings release Dalvin Cook? 

Cook would have counted for $14.1 million of the Vikings’ salary cap this season. If he spent the entire season in Minnesota, he was due $11 million. The release costs the team $2 million in actual money to Cook and a total of $5.1 million in cap space. 

Financial considerations aside, there have been rumblings throughout the offseason that he and the team would be parting ways. While Cook made it through last season unscathed, that hasn’t been the case for his career in total. 

He suited up for 13 games in 2021 and 14 in each of the two seasons prior to that. Despite the missed time, Cook has racked up over 1,000 rushing yards and 200+ receiving yards for the last four years straight. 

The team now hands the reins of the backfield over to Alexander Mattison, who entered the offseason as a free agent. Minnesota re-signed him to a two-year, $7 million deal in March, $6.35 of which is fully guaranteed, including a $2.5 million signing bonus. 

What this means for the Vikings

Prior to the release of Cook, the Vikings were hovering around the middle of the board in Super Bowl odds. To win the NFC North, the club was the second choice in betting odds, behind the Detroit Lions. Here’s where the team’s odds currently stand in key categories. 

Last season, Minnesota had a record of 13-4 and easily clinched the division crown. However, the regular season success didn’t carry over to the postseason. In the playoffs, the Vikings lost to the New York Giants in the wild card round. 

Betting odds are pointing to the Lions as the favorite in the division this season. Minnesota was seventh in odds to win the NFC in advance of parting ways with Cook. 

Cook is coming off another productive campaign, with 1,468 combined yards and 10 total touchdowns. He played in all 17 regular season games, the first time he has turned that trick in his pro career. In the playoff loss to the Giants, he accounted for 70 total yards. 

Mattison steps into the lead back spot in Minnesota. Throughout his four-year tenure with the Vikings, he has performed well in a complementary role and has also stepped up when Cook has missed time due to injury.