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2. Dalvin Cook, RB, NY Jets

The Dalvin Cook experiment has been a complete and utter failure for the Jets. The Jets signed Cook with the hope that he could provide quality running back depth while Breece Hall was recovering from his torn ACL.

Cook received plenty of touches early in the season, but his performance to this point has been a massive disappointment. The four-time Pro Bowler is averaging an NFL-worst 2.8 yards per carry — made worse by the fact that Hall's 6.5 yards per carry leads the league.

It's not just box-score numbers, either. Cook's -1.45 RYOE (rushing yards over expected) per carry also ranks dead last in the NFL. He's been the least efficient running back in all of football.

The Jets seemingly realize that as Cook has received fewer and fewer snaps in each game he's played. Cook was only on the field for nine snaps, receiving three carries in the Jets' last game against the Eagles.

That's why it should come as little surprise that the Jets are exploring their options with Cook. The Athletic's Dianna Russini reported last week that Cook "is available" ahead of the deadline.

Cook shouldn't have a role with the Jets moving forward. Whether that means giving his snaps to rookie Israel Abanikanda or even making a move to add another running back, Cook shouldn't be on the field anymore.

The challenge for the Jets might come with finding a team that actually wants Cook at this stage. The Jets are very interested in trading Cook, and if they can find a taker, he likely won't be on the roster in November.