Dalvin Cook’s holdout will not last until Week 1 of the 2020 season

Dalvin Cook, #33, Minnesota Vikings, (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Dalvin Cook, #33, Minnesota Vikings, (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is holding out in hopes of a new deal with the team. Here’s why it won’t last long.

Dalvin Cook had his best season running the football for the Minnesota Vikings and with training camp set to get underway in the next few days, a new contract is on his mind. He ran the ball 250 times for 1,135 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. He also caught 53 passes for 519 yards. However, this holdout isn’t likely to last long.

Things could get complicated for Dalvin Cook and his holdout. According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, the Vikings start training July 28 and for every day he misses camp, Cook will be fined $50,000 and the fines don’t disappear if the team and Cook reach an agreement on a new deal. He still is going to have to come up with that money. If he doesn’t report on July 28 or leaves after that date, he won’t have any control over his free agency. He will be a restricted free agent next season.

The Minnesota Vikings have proven they can sign key pieces to extensions when they need to. Dalvin Cook is a valuable asset. He ranked in the top 10 last season in rushing yards (No.10) and fourth in rushing touchdowns. Dalvin Cook is the man at running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He knows it and they know it. A deal is going to get done.