Dalvin Cook remains the top free agent available, as the only 1,000-yard rusher in each of the past four seasons is still seeking his new home for the 2023 season. Cook has interest from several teams, but has been willing to take his time to find the right spot for him. What are the running back situations like for the teams reportedly interested in Cook? The teams that have shown interest don't exactly need immediate help at the position, but Cook is a significant luxury. All these teams would be instantly better with Cook on the roster. Of the teams that are interested in Cook, this is how their depth charts currently stack up -- and how they likely would utilize Cook in their running back room.
The Jets have one of the game's most explosive young running backs in Hall, yet Cook may be the missing piece they need in the rotation. Hall is coming off a torn ACL injury suffered last October and started camp on the PUP list. When he returns is unknown, so the Jets currently have a rotation of Carter, Abanikanda (a fifth-round pick), and Knight. If Cook lands in New York, he would be the No. 1 running back the whole season. Hall would have plenty of time to get to 100% and become one of the most dynamic No. 2 backs in the game. The Jets would have a dominant 1-2 punch with Cook and Hall.