Dalvin Cook next team betting odds: Patriots emerge as frontrunners to land former Vikings running back

As the running back market continues to stagnate, Dalvin Cook remains one of free agency’s biggest loose ends.

The former Viking is still without a team and, coming off a healthy season with his injury history, it’s entirely possible — if not likely — he’ll seek a multi-year deal, something that NFL running backs are having a harder and harder time finding.

With DeAndre Hopkins off the market, however, interest in Cook might finally begin to take some shape. Cook rushed for 1,173 yards last year, his fourth-straight 1,000-yard season. At age 28, that’s undoubtedly of interest to at least some teams. But taking on Cook inherently means incurring some risk.

The Patriots are reportedly the team most likely to incur that risk, per DraftKings Sportsbook. As of Tuesday, they’re listed at +150 to land Cook and his services. Here’s all you need to know about the latest odds to land Cook, considered the top remaining available free agent ahead of the 2023 season:

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Latest odds to land Dalvin Cook

Following the Patriots at +150 are the once-frontrunner Dolphins, who are second at +200. A third AFC East team, the Jets, are third in the odds at +400.

From there we get into long shots, starting with the Broncos at +1200.

Bill Belichick and Bill O’Brien may be willing to shoulder Cook’s injury history. Mac Jones desperately needs some kind of weapon on offense, and after missing on Hopkins at the hands of the Titans, the list of free agents has only gotten shorter.

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Patriots running back depth chart

The Patriots depth chart is not in incredible shape heading into training camp, hence the increased speculation they may be willing to pay for Cook.

Rhamondre Stevenson tops the depth chart coming off a 1,000-yard season himself, which he largely did as a spell. Adding Cook would mitigate the risk of Stevenson getting injured with Pierre Strong Jr. next in line.

Player Career Games Career Rush Yards
Rhamondre Stevenson 29 1,646
Pierre Strong Jr. 15 100
Ty Montgomery 79 1,178
Kevin Harris 5 52

With Montgomery effectively being a receiver and Strong and Harris being entirely unproven, a Stevenson-Cook tandem could take the position from a major weakness to a potential strength.

The question now is this: As the running back market situation seemingly begins to come to a head — several running backs are grumbling about the way the position is treated in negotiations — can the Patriots and Cook strike a deal?

Oddsmakers at least seem to think it’s possible. But it’s all going to come down to the ones and zeroes.

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