The Patriots and Jets have been division rivals for a long time, and that rivalry extends to the offseason as well.
That’s especially true this year, as both teams are gearing up to compete in a loaded AFC East. In fact, New York actually has better odds to win the division than New England for the first time in what feels like forever.
One player who could potentially turn the tide is star running back Dalvin Cook, who is currently a free agent. Both teams have expressed interest in the four-time Pro Bowler, but he’s yet to pick a side.
Here are three reasons why Cook should choose the Pats over the Jets.
3 Keys to Patriots Signing Dalvin Cook
1. Mac Jones is the Future
If you’re Dalvin Cook, who would you rather hitch your wagon to? A 24-year-old quarterback who still has room to grow? Or a 39-year-old veteran who might be over the hill?
If you’re betting on your future and hoping to win a Super Bowl someday, Mac Jones looks like a better bet than Aaron Rodgers right now. Jones made the Pro Bowl and led his team to the playoffs as a rookie in 2021, showing the NFL what he’s capable of. He’s also a fierce competitor who works tirelessly to improve, much like his predecessor, Tom Brady.
Rodgers, on the other hand, is more of an enigma. He was certainly a malcontent during his final few seasons in Green Bay, and he just wasn’t the same without Davante Adams last year. He also seems like a major weirdo (big conspiracy theory guy), which can rub people the wrong way and be tough to share a locker room with.
Rodgers has also accomplished pretty much everything imaginable in his career, from winning a Super Bowl to four MVPs. Jones is still hungry and has more to prove, especially after last year went sideways on him.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather play with Mac than A-Rod.