For a while, it felt like this deal wasn’t going to be finalized. However, the announcement was officially made on Tuesday that unrestricted free agent Jared Cook had signed on the dotted line.
The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis during the NFL Owner’s Meetings. No details of the contract have been given at this time, but according to Ian Rapoport it will be a two-year deal.
The deal between the #Saints and FA TE Jared Cook will be signed today. It’s a 2-year contract worth $15.5M, including $8M fully guaranteed in Year 1. A big weapon for coach Sean Payton’s offense and a really nice payday for the 32-year-old.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2019
Cook, a ten-year veteran, spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders and is coming off of his most productive season racking up 68 receptions for 896 yards and six touchdowns. He was also named to his first Pro Bowl for his efforts.