Even though the initial rush of free agency is behind us, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any quality free agents left on the market. The Packers made an under the radar signing on Monday as they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Rams tight end, Jared Cook.
I think this is one reason why Ted Thompson signed Jared Cook. pic.twitter.com/Vuv2otBBrX
— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) March 28, 2016
Already at 30 years old, Cook has been pegged a breakout candidate for what seems to be the past five seasons – although he hasn’t been able to match the hype on a consistent basis. Still, Cook provides a big, athletic target to Green Bay’s offense and brings another dynamic to the unit.
Cook joins Richard Rodgers to form a good tight end tandem for Aaron Rodgers. Cook is the more athletic targets who can stretch the field, while Rodgers is more of the redzone target.
We all saw how the depleted WR corps affected Green Bay’s passing game last season – they will get a boost from the return of Jordy Nelson and addition of Cook.
At this stage in his career, it’s hard to imagine a breakout season for Jared Cook – but never underestimate what Aaron Rodgers can do. Cook is finally playing with an elite QB for the first time in his career. He has the size, explosiveness and athleticism to flourish in Green Bay’s system.
Facing a make or break season in a year that will likely define his career, you would have to think Cook will produce – but that’s what we’ve thought in the past. Regardless, I love the fit for Cook as it complements his skillset very well. A possible sleeper at the TE position this year and well-worth a late round look.