One of the biggest questions heading into 2019’s NFL free agency is, ‘what should the Oakland Raiders do with Jared Cook?’
If Cook were to be shown the door, the tight end position would be an obvious immediate need. The question is, should the Raiders pay for Cook or draft a younger option?
If Oakland elects to draft a tight end, it may look nice in the pocketbooks but quarterback Derek Carr will have to find a new safety blanket. Cook was able to provide stability and consistency and Carr relied on him time and time again.
In terms of Fantasy Football, Pro Football Focus recently shared a Tweet showing that 2018 was by far the best year for the TE position in Oakland over the last decade.
Was the Jared Cook breakout for real? pic.twitter.com/CLGBd6HK8Z
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) February 26, 2019
Raider Nation knows addressing the defense will be a priority this year at the draft and there’s no arguing that. With that said, there are other options at tight end that will be available in the later rounds such as Foster Moreau out of LSU.
Raider Nation, what’s your stance? Should Gruden and Mayock draft a tight end or do they go the safe route and pay for what hopefully wasn’t a fluke year for Cook?