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It is an interesting time in the NFL.
Dalvin Cook is going to holdout heading into training camp and his fourth season in the NFL.
If you look at Cook’s first three seasons he wasn’t nearly as good as Johnson, but according to Chad Graff, he’s looking for money in the range of Johnson’s absurd contract from the Arizona Cardinals $13 million a season.
Apparently, the Vikings are offering in the realm of Melvin Gordon which is about $8 million a season.
The problem with Cook is he has a similar injury history that Johnson had and again just has not been as productive as Johnson was in his first three seasons (Johnson had over 3200 total yards and 32 touchdowns while Cook has just over 3000 yards and 19 touchdowns).
The other reality is that paying running backs just has not panned out well.