He said, “lol” without any other context provided. However, people naturally started connecting the dots between the timing of Hall’s tweet and the timing of the Cook news circulating on social media.
Hall would later delete the tweet, but the internet is forever.
Hall Has Expressed Displeasure in the Past About Other Jets Pursuits
Hall would later delete that tweet as well.
Apparently, the Jets don’t think they are good at the running back position. The team has been very public about not saying “no” to a good player when asked about Cook during press conference opportunities.
The former No. 36 overall pick in the second round is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the Week 7 contest versus the Denver Broncos.
“Multiple league insiders I’ve spoken with point to a variety of factors as to why they believe the Jets won’t allow Cook to leave the facility before signing him to a contract. The primary reason is the injury Breece Hall suffered last year,” NFL Insider Tony Pauline of Sportskeeda explained in an article posted on July 28.
“There is great hesitancy within the organization to rush Hall back on the field and signing Cook not only buys time for Hall but gives the offense another terrific ball carrier,” Pauline said.
Robert Saleh Sends Strong Message to Jets RB Hall
With the Jets bringing in Cook for a visit a reporter asked if that meant something had gone wrong with Hall’s rehab.
However, he was also asked about Hall or any of the other running backs on the team potentially taking this visit the wrong way.
Saleh said this is a valuable lesson in controlling what you can control. Any time you spend worrying about things you can’t control is wasted time and effort.
Hall might not see it this way based on his social media activity, but potentially signing Cook is great news for the young running back.
The running backs on the Jets roster not named Hall lack a proven track record of success. That would immediately change the moment that Cook signed on the dotted line.
He would allow the Jets the luxury of being extremely patient with Hall’s return to the lineup. If he isn’t there, pressure may exist for Hall to get on the field as soon as possible to help fill the void.
Zac Hiller, Cook’s agent, told me exclusively on “The Boy Green Show” back in early July that his client wouldn’t be deterred from signing with a team that has another talented running back.
As a matter of fact, he said Cook would embrace playing with other talented players.
In theory they could both keep each other fresh and extend their collective shelf life by splitting the load in some form or fashion.