Here at Canal Street Chronicles, we’ve already covered why Jared Cook is one of the best tight ends in the NFC South, but now we’re getting confirmation he’s one of the best tight ends in the entire NFL.
Is there a more underrated veteran TE than Cook? The biggest downside with the 33-year-old might be his age, but consider that he’s coming off back-to-back Pro Bowls — the first two of his career — and two of the finest statistical performances of his 11-year run, it seems like he’s got plenty left in the tank. It helps that he’s part of a Saints offense with some of the best weapons in the NFL. Cook has started for five different teams since coming into the league, and he’s been solid for every one of them, save for an injury-plagued stop in Green Bay. With five 600-yard seasons in seven years, including a nine-TD outing in 2019, he’s long been a proven target.
But contrary to our prior piece, Prisco has Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two spots ahead of Cook at #5 overall, behind only Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs (#1), George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers (#2), Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles (#3), and Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens (#4).
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