Yesterday, news broke that the Oakland Raiders signed tight end Jared Cook to a two-year deal.
We have signed Tight End @JaredCook89.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 16, 2017
The #Raiders and TE Jared Cook agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth up to $12.2M, source said. The first year is fully guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2017
While Cook only managed 30 receptions for 377 yards and a touchdown last season, he was a key cog for Aaron Rodgers and that Packer offense. According to NFL Research:
In 2016, Aaron Rodgers had 31 TD passes, 2 INT when Jared Cook played and 15 TD passes, 6 INT when Cook did not play pic.twitter.com/6nU2epjS0e
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 16, 2017
This is a great addition for Derek Carr and that offense. Cook is a big (6’5″, 250 lbs) red zone target and is athletic enough to play outside. Derek Carr took to twitter to show his newest target some love.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 16, 2017
Cook said he is willing to purchase the number “89” from Amari Cooper. Will Amari accept his offer?