The Tennessee Titans had opened up contract talks with TE Jared Cook after they locked up McCourty’s long-term deal at the end of August, but that was the last we have heard of it. The Titans drafted Cookie with big hopes back in 2009 when they traded up in the 3rd round to get him.
Cook’s career has started off slow, no doubt, at least in part, because of the fact that he played with awful QB’s in a system built around a run game.
That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
Through the first three games of the season, Cook looks to finally be all the Titans had hoped for; he’s catching everything thrown his way and making impressive plays everywhere. Cook’s currently on pace for over 800 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns, both of which would be new career highs.
A little look at his career, courtesy of ESPN.com:
With Cook looking like he could have a huge season ahead of him, the Titans would be wise to lock him up now. If he keeps up at the same or better pace than he is already at, the Titans are going to have to shell it out to bring him back. Do it now and they could save some money.
We all know how notoriously stingy the Titans are. Do us all a favor and just get this over with now. We don’t need things getting drawn out. Fans are tired of contract disputes, whether they be team based or NFL.
Just do it front office. Please.
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