Dalvin Cook inks 5 year extension with Minnesota to remain with the Vikings for six more years. Dalvin Cook threatened to hold out of training camp earlier in the summer. The five-year extension is for $63 million dollars. The deal includes a $15.5 million signing bonus and $28.2 million in guaranteed money. The new deal ties Cook with Derrick Henry with a $12.5 million dollar annual salary. Dalvin Cook had a tremendous season a year ago as it led to him making the pro bowl. Cook became the latest running back to sign an extension prior to the start of the 2020 season. Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals signed a four-year, $48 million extension last week, and Kareem Hunt signed a two-year, $13.25 million extension with the Cleveland Browns.
Minnesota open up the 2020 NFL opening weekend at home against Green Bay. Dalvin Cook was selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft after a successful running at Florida State. The final year of his rookie deal would have saw him earn $1.3 million dollars. Cook was one of the league’s most productive running backs last season. He recorded the second-most yards from scrimmage per game (118.1) and led the NFL with 11.3 yards after the catch per reception while recording a first down on 40.6 percent of his targets, which was the third-highest mark of any running back with at least 30 targets. While Justin Jefferson try to fill in for Stephen Diggs, Cook could be asked to do more in this offense.
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