New Orleans Saints Tight End Jared Cook showing out
Now that November 10th loss to Atlanta is the only thing standing in between Saints Tight End Jared Cook and a five-game touchdown streak.
The off-season acquisition has really come on as of late especially during Sunday’s win against the Carolina Panthers.
The former Oakland Raider tied his season-high with six receptions to go along with a season-high 99 yards and his fourth touchdown since the start of October, putting him in the conversation of most dangerous Saints Tight End since Jimmy Graham. Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said, “Listen, I’ve got a ton of confidence in throwing to him. You saw the ball he climbed the ladder and went and got. I think everyone in the stadium was pretty impressed with that. The defenders didn’t even jump. Like that’s in the stratosphere, and he jumped up and got it. So you see plays like that and just overall, I think his confidence level and again, that rhythm that we’re finding is a good thing.”
Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said, “He played exceptionally well. He’s moving around well. He’s been doing that in practice, and I’m proud of them. He made a heck of a catch above his head. And it just seemed like if you threw it his way, he was coming down with it. And against a team that plays a lot of that zone – trap zone – your tight end is going to have some of those opportunities.”
Of all NFL tight ends with 10 or more receptions this season, Cook ranks eighth with 12.9 yards per catch.