Jared Cook Signs With Los Angeles Chargers

Jared Cook

11-year veteran tight end Jared Cook signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Cook spent time with five teams since entering the league, most recently with the New Orleans Saints in 2019 and 2020.

Jared Cook, Los Angeles Chargers, Agree to Contract

Cook was taken in the third round of the 2009 draft by the Tennessee Titans and spent the first four years of his career in Nashville.

During his 2020 efforts with the New Orleans Saints, Cook would take the field in 15 games, starting five. He would catch 37 passes for 504 yards and find the end zone seven times during that time.

His previous two seasons in 2018 and 2019 saw him reach the Pro Bowl for the first and second time, once with the Raiders and once with the Saints. 2018 saw him set a career-high yard total with 896 in what turned out to be his most recent 16 game season and a career-high 16.4 yards per reception and nine touchdowns.

Before joining the Raiders in 2017, Cook spent one season with the Green Bay Packers. While his season with the team was interrupted with an ankle sprain early in the season recording only 377 yards and a single touchdown during the regular season, he would impact the team in the Postseason, most notably in the Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys, where he would famously catch a sideline pass from Aaron Rodgers with 5 seconds remaining to set up a game-winning field goal as time expired.

Cook beforehand spent three seasons with the Rams, where he would play all 16 games in all of those seasons. The best of which was 2013 with 671 yards and five touchdowns off of 51 receptions.

Having been drafted in by the Tennessee Titans out of the South Carolina Gamecocks for whom he started 15 games out of 36 under offensive head coach Steve Spurrier, His impact in Tennessee peaked in the third year of his deal with 759 yards and three touchdowns off of 49 receptions.

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