5 NY Jets most affected by the Dalvin Cook signing

Who is most affected by the Dalvin Cook signing?
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Dalvin Cook has signed with the NY Jets! For some players, that is a reason to stand up and rejoice, but for others, it may be a reason to start preparing for opportunities somewhere outside of Florham Park.

For the team as a whole, this is largely a positive signing that shows that the Jets front office is 100 percent serious about going all-in for a Super Bowl this year and utilizing the money Aaron Rodgers left for them by taking a pay cut with the team.

Let's take a look at the players most affected by this addition to help determine what the future holds for them.

5. Zonovan Knight, RB, NY Jets

The undrafted running back from last year made quite the splash when given an opportunity in 2022. He broke the Jets record for most scrimmage yards in their debut game and continued to hold on to that starting job through the rest of the season.

With the coaching staff's affinity for Michael Carter and the front office's decision to draft Israel Abanikanda in the fifth round of this year's draft, he was already a player that was fighting to stay afloat in a very crowded running back room.

The addition of Dalvin Cook might actually put an abrupt end to his tenure with the Jets, as Breece Hall, Dalvin Cook, and the aforementioned Abanikanda are locks to make the 2023 roster. That leaves it up to Michael Carter and Knight, and at this point, it's anyone's guess who will be the odd one out.

There are arguments for both sides and perhaps Knight's biggest advantage is the versatility of his usage in special teams as well as traditional running back duties.

If that is enough to keep him as a 'Swiss army knife' for the coaches to use whenever needed, then he remains a Jet. If not, this might've been the move that alters the rest of his career as we know it.