The Rams signed Jared Cook prior to the 2013 season. His performance since joining the Rams has been less than underwhelming.
Cook was brought in with the hopes he could be an uber athletic tightend and weapon, the likes that this offense has never seen. He's been a far cry from anything close to that.
Since joining the Rams Cook has routinely been the most heavily targeted Rams "weapon". He also has more drops than any Rams player during that span. In 37 games as the Rams top target he has managed just 1474 yards, only good for 39.83 yards a game, and only one 100 yard game. This a player making $7 million a year, good for top 5 tightend money.
Even worse, Cook was believed to be a legit red zone threat at 6'5" 250 lbs and legit hops. But through 37 games as a Ram, he only has eight touchdowns. This could be an NFL record for how long a player who leads the team in targets yearly takes to eclipse 10 touchdowns.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports confirms teams are interested and the Rams are listening..
Teams making exploratory trade calls inquiring about Vernon Davis and Jared Cook. TE market could be active: http://t.co/n0h6ceZTKr— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 18, 2015
Should the Rams decide to trade Cook, it will likely be right around the deadline as it will give Lance Kendricks enough time to get back to 100%. A trade would also clear $14 million off the cap over the next two seasons.
There's no denying the disappointment Cook has been, and if another team is willing to take that burden off the Rams chest, there's no reason to not at the very least entertain the idea.