Jared Cook was at the top of the market for tight ends in free agency and his new deal with the St. Louis Rams reflects that.
Cook’s five-year contract is worth $35.1 million and includes $19 million guarantees, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. The Titans had hoped to retain Cook but perhaps that price with average annual pay of $7.02 million was too rich.
Martellus Bennett also struck on the first day of free agency. His four-year contract with the Chicago Bears is worth $20 million, according to ESPN, putting him a ways behind Cook.
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