Like the Trent Williams Trade, I hope an extension of Cook doesn't happen. Too much risk in big contracts to RBs and never the return.
There also was so many times during the season Mattison looked nearly identical to Cook on the field. Several times I thought it was Cook and it turned out to be Mattison.
I would franchise Cook next give, give him a nice bump. If he wants out, trade him.
Next year draft a RB in mid-rounds. Kubiak doesn't need an expensive or high draft pick RB.
But I also think it's coming. Hope it's reasonable.
I agree Pager..I am hoping Mattison gets a lot more touches this year. And they do look very similar in stature!
Mattison is a fine young running back. He is not Dalvin Cook 2.0 in any way, shape or form.
Cook is better than Mattison, when healthy, but I would rather have Mattison at 4 million per than Cook at 14 million per. Granted, we do not know what it will cost to sign either, but for a point of comparison.
I remember when we drafted Mattison the talk was all about him being worthless and a completely wasted draft pick.
I was nervous about the pick because it seemed that we got him too early. However, it was clear that the Vikings really, really wanted him and I did like the film I saw, so I was more wait and see.
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