Dalvin Cook expected to be pretty close to return for OTAs
The Vikings have felt good about running back Dalvin Cook’s outlook for the 2018 season for a while and coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that Cook may not wind up missing much offseason work after tearing his ACL last year.
Nevertheless, if the Jets pick the right quarterback and he ends the 40-year search for the next Joe Namath, no one will remember what the franchise gave up to get him.
The Jets also had to make an aggressive move like this because the division-rival Bills are also trying to move up in the draft to get a quarterback. The Jets made that harder for them.
Now, Maccagnan must find the right guy, something no one with the Jets has done since Sonny Werblin in 1965 when he signed Namath. Maccagnan has whiffed on Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg already in the draft and the team has played with Band-Aid quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and McCown during the three years under Maccagnan/Todd Bowles.
We’ve played this tag game for a couple years now it seems like, and I think it’s time to get some stability at the most important position in sports, and that’s quarterback, Gruden said, via Kimberley Martin of the Washington Post. It’s very important for us to move forward and let Kirk move on.
If Washington’s not a place that he wanted to be, it’s time for us to move on and get some continuity there at quarterback.
That continuity will come thanks to the four-year deal they’ve agreed to with Smith, and though Gruden wouldn’t refer to him by name, we’re all adults here and know what’s going on.
It means a lot, Gruden said of the Smith deal. Not just for me, but it means a lot for the team and the organization. Knowing where we are and who we’re going to prepare with for the next three, four years. It’s an important process for us to have the quarterback in a position where he can grow with the football team, we can grow with him and move on.
Soon enough, Gruden will be able to say Smith’s name, and Cousins will be very rich someplace other than Washington.