213 days ago, Dalvin Cook tore up the New Orleans defense in his NFL debut. Rushing for 127 yards on 22 carries, he broke the Vikings rookie debut rushing record previously held by Adrian Peterson. Through the first 4 games, Cook seemed to be set for a fantastic rookie season. Leading the league in rushing and showing he can seemingly do it all, he was poised to be Rookie of the Year. Unfortunately, the injury bug struck and it struck bad. Tearing his ACL, Cook saw his season come to an early end, leaving Vikings faithful and NFL fans alike dismal.
In his short four game season, Cook showed the NFL he was the real deal. After he got injured, everyone seemed to forget about him. I believe he’ll give the league quite the wake up call. He certainly has the right mind set saying he’s going to come back “better than ever” and tweeted out “CBPOTY??”(Comeback Player of the Year).
Obviously the Vikings still did solid on offense last season but with Cook’s return in 2018 they could very well do better. Cousins running the offense, a handful of star wideouts and now Dalvin Cook most likely being the No. 1 RB, Minnesota’s 2018 offense isn’t to be taken lightly. With all of the offensive tools and complete confidence, Cook is set for a special season.
The 2018 NFL season is still quite a ways away but, I can’t help myself to be as excited as ever to see Dalvin Cook comeback.
– Collin Borron