Minnesota is slated to have six participants at this year’s Pro Bowl Games.
You probably already know the first five: QB Kirk Cousins, WR Justin Jefferson, TE T.J. Hockenson, OLB Za’Darius Smith and LS Andrew DePaola. Running back Dalvin Cook is No. 6.
Cook, the 41st overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth year in a row Tuesday, replacing Dallas RB Tony Pollard who was injured in the playoffs.
In 2022, Cook ran for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns on 264 carries (4.4 avg.). The 27-year-old product of Florida State also caught 39 of 56 targets for 295 yards and two TDs. Impressively, Cook played in every game for the Vikings for the first time in his six NFL seasons.
Cook, aka “The Chef,” is third in team history in career rushing yards (5,993) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (47), trailing Bill Brown (52), Chuck Foreman (52) and Adrian Peterson (97).
The 2023 Pro Bowl Games will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, Nevada.