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Jared Cook Has Played with Some Really Terrible QBs

Jared Cook

Any pass catcher would want to catch balls from Aaron Rodgers for a living, but the Green Bay Packers new tight end, Jared Cook, is probably more ecstatic about that possibility than most.

It didn’t come as much of a surprise when Cook made note of his desire to play with a quarterback “that can get the job done” during his introductory press conference, on Tuesday.

We perceived that as a shot at Nick Foles and Case Keenum, the two “quarterbacks” Cook played with last year in St. Louis.

However, the level of futility with which Cook has dealt at the QB position has been a constant throughout his career.

This should tell you something right here. Cook has had the most success with Matt Hasselbeck.

While Hasselbeck is a solid QB, Cook played with him in Tennessee, when Hasselbeck’s career was on the downslope. In fact, the Titans considered Hasselbeck a placeholder for Jake Locker, who was, frankly, even worse.

In addition to an old Matt Hasselbeck and a never-any-good-to-begin-with Jake Locker, Cook also had these clowns throwing him the football (or trying to).

Austin Davis, Nick Foles, Kellen Clemens, Shaun Hill, Sam Bradford, Kerry Collins, Case Keenum, Vince Young and Rusty Smith.

What does that look like to you?

If you said a list of backup quarterbacks, that would be pretty accurate.

The fact that Cook managed to put up any numbers at any point in his career with that cast of characters is pretty close to amazing.

As we said, he fared best with Hasselbeck.

What can Cook do with Rodgers?

The sky appears to be the limit.

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. David March 30, 2016

    If we can extrapolate a 16 game season out of Hasselbacks numbers.

    40 Rec
    1 Dropped Pass
    600 YDS
    14.6 YDS/REC
    3 TDs

    I’ll take that.
    However, I’ll also take the over on TD’s. I think he’ll score 5 TD’s.

  2. Packers fan March 30, 2016

    Wish we got Green but Cook sounds good. Not going after Green and Trevathan shows that Ted Thompson is destroying our franchise. He has destroyed our defense now he is ruining the offense. I don’t care what anyone says.

    1. PF4L March 31, 2016

      Well, i look at it a little differently, but also realistically.

      I wouldn’t shed a tear if Ted retired. With that said. I’ll roll the dice with a healthy Jordy, in shape Lacy, prototypical tall,fast tight end, Aaron fucking Rodgers and the rest of the weapons. Hopefully firing on all cylinders. Plus, maybe Big Ted throws a couple darts at the draft board, and hits on a impact player or two. Come Sept, i’m gonna be all in, like i am every year, because…

      I AM a Packers fan….PF4L PackerFan4Life

  3. Jschizl March 31, 2016

    Franchise tag next year as a tight end. We can only hope.

  4. Pack packers rule March 31, 2016

    I wish the packers would have given him at least a 2 year deal so we don’t have to deal with the same TE dilemma next year