When the St. Louis Rams signed TE Jared Cook in the 2013 free agency period, Rams fans heralded the signing as a change of direction for a floundering offense that had struggled to take advantage of young talents.
Three years later and Cook was cut by the Rams in mid-February, along with DE Chris Long and MLB James Laurinaitis, with more questions than answers compared to when he arrived.
So with news today that Cook will be signing with the Green Bay Packers, it's up to QB Aaron Rodgers and crew to see if we can get finally get some answers on Cook:
The #Packers are on the board: I'm told TE Jared Cook was spotted in Green Bay, set to sign with the Packers. Their big area of need.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2016
For Jared Cook & #Packers, it's a 1-year deal worth $3.6M, source said. Hope is, as with FAs this time of year, to kill it & sign long-term— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 28, 2016
Cook spent his first four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans where the consensus generally claimed that his receiving potential went untapped. With three seasons in St. Louis, it's hard to claim the Rams ever fully tapped any potential that Cook offered. He topped 50 receptions in 2013 and 2014, both career highs at the time, but his season high yardage total was in 2011 with the Titans and QB Matt Hasselbeck.
With Cook gone, the Rams current tight end depth chart consists of Lance Kendricks, Cory Harkey and Justice Cunningham.