Tight end Cook is expected to serve as Sam Bradford’s “security blanket” this season.
Cook is essentially replacing former St. Louis Ram Danny Amendola as St. Louis’ slot receiver. You would think that rookie Tavon Austin would get that role for the team in his first year.
“Jared has a giant receiving radius. With Sam’s accuracy, Sam can put the ball out of frame to complete it. And they work really well together.” head coach Jeff Fisher said on NFL.com
A tight end can quickly become a quarterbacks favorite person right next to the guys who protect him upfront. Not only do tight ends block, but they can become a quarterbacks first target if their pocket collapses and they are in need of a quick and positive play during their possession.
I think Cook and Bradford will connect for a few touchdowns this season, those connections for six points more than likely coming in the red zone.
This team could be a surprise if everything runs smoothly for them. Right now the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have two key wide receivers who are already sidelined for most of the season.