The storylines just get more and more interesting out of Jets camp.
First it was the report on Wednesday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers had re-structured his contract, reducing his salary by $35 million over the next two years to create cap space for the franchise as it tries to win a championship.
Rodgers, who was once due close to $110 million in guarantees on his old Green Bay contract, signed a two-year $75 million deal that keeps him a Jet through 2024. The remainder of the contract will be paid out over time through 2027. Rodgers will receive a $35 million roster bonus this week, and $1.2 million for the season. He will be due $38.2 million next season.
Dalvin Cook Coming Soon?
The decision by Rodgers and the Jets to lower his cap numbers put Gang Green in an interesting position to add players right now if they should choose. As a result there are rumors that former Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is on his way to New Jersey to meet with the Jets this weekend.
Cook, who carries plenty of baggage after being accused of assault by an ex-girlfriend, is a talented player. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his NFL career.
Cook has run for over 1,000 yards in each of the last four seasons with the Vikings. Should he and the Jets agree to terms it will create a log jam in the backfield for the Jets who have a two-headed monster in Breece Hall and Michael Carter. Hall took the NFL by storm last year, when burst out with 463 yards rushing in his first seven games before suffering a torn ACL in Denver. Hall is still on the mend, and began camp on the P.U.P. list.
Garret Wilson injury
Meanwhile, there is concern for wide receiver Garret Wilson. Wilson appeared to come up lame in practice on Thursday. He limped off the field and into the lockers after the play ended.
Head Coach Robert Saleh said all indications are he will be ok.
Robert Saleh says that all indications are that Garrett Wilson's ankle is okay: pic.twitter.com/OnYcwOL8b9— Jets Videos (@snyjets) July 27, 2023
It’s never a dull moment for Gang Green right now.