The NY Jets have been connected to rumors surrounding four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook in recent weeks, and at least one of their top players would be very much in favor of Cook making his way to Florham Park.
Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson spoke to ESPN's Rich Cimini at his own youth football camp in New Jersey this weekend, and he seemed to support the idea of the Jets signing Cook.
When asked about Cook, Wilson insisted that he grew up a Florida State (Cook's alma mater) fan, stating that he "would love to play with someone like that."
Wilson also noted that he trusts the Jets' front office to "make the right decision" no matter what direction they take, but it's clear that the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year is excited by the prospect of adding Cook.
Dalvin Cook would be a splash signing for the NY Jets
Cook's reputation and pedigree speak for themselves. The former second-round pick has made four consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, rushing for over 1,100 yards in each season.
He's long been considered one of the better running backs in football, even if his production and efficiency have dropped quite a bit. He may not be the player he used to be, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be able to provide quality depth.
With Breece Hall still working his way back from injury, it's no surprise to see the Jets exploring the running back market. The Jets expect Hall to be ready for Week 1, but it's far from a guarantee that he will be given a full workload early in the year.
It makes sense to improve the team's running back depth, allowing the Jets to lessen Hall's workload if need be. Cook would serve that purpose and likely be an upgrade over the duo of Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight.
You also aren't going to find too many players on the team that are opposed to the idea of signing a four-time Pro Bowler at any position. Garrett Wilson likely isn't alone in his desire to see Cook make his way to Florham Park.