Aaron Rodgers And The Packers Just Made A Major Move
Not to be outdone by the New England Patriots' recent signing of Martellus Bennett, the Green Bay Packers reportedly just agreed to a deal with an offensive weapon who could be Aaron Rodgers' new best friend.
TE Jared Cook is set to sign with the Green Bay #Packers, a source confirms. @RapSheet 1st to report. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 28, 2016
According to reports, the Packers are about to acquire 28-year-old tight end Jared Cook. Cook was cut by the Los Angeles Rams last month after he signed for $35 million over five years back in 2013.
It appears Cook's deal with the Packers is a short-term one in the neighborhood of $4 million.
For Jared Cook & #Packers, it's a 1-year deal worth $3.6M, source said. Hope is, as with FAs this time of year, to kill it & sign long-term — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2016
It's no secret Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense suffered greatly last season due to injuries of wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. With the signing of a proven target in Cook, the team is clearly looking to give Rodgers the receiving arsenal he needs to try and reclaim the NFC throne.
In 107 career games, Cook racked up 3,503 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Those numbers might not blow anyone away, but up until now, the big man spent his NFL career in Tennessee and St. Louis -- not exactly quarterback meccas.
With gunslinger Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, this could be a monster year for Jared Cook and a monster year for the Packers.
Now that Jared Cook finally has a quarterback to throw him the ball he could make some things happen. Solid signing @AaronRodgers12@packers — Steve True (@StevenTrue) March 28, 2016
If Jared Cook can do this... https://t.co/AKcI4onqqk — Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 28, 2016
Jared Cook is about to have a breakout year. You heard it here first. https://t.co/CZT7bT5qCl — lucas anderson (@lucas_wade13) March 28, 2016
If you're unfamiliar Packers fans, Jared Cook is like Davante Adams but he plays tight end. — Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) March 28, 2016
Jared Cook just became a potential top 5 fantasy football tight end #Packers #NFLFreeAgency — Chad Hurst (@mrchadhurst) March 28, 2016
Packers fans are already looking up Super Bowl tickets, aren't they?