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Jared Cook showed his value down the stretch for New Orleans Saints in 2019

Analysis: Tight end Jared Cook proved to be a valuable asset down the stretch for the New Orleans Saints in 2019. Cook got off to a bit of a slow start to the season, but he started to find his way in week 10, hauling in six receptions for 74 yards vs. Atlanta. Cook played in 14 games and posted 43 receptions for 705 yards (16.4 average) with a career-high nine touchdowns in his first season in the Black and Gold. Cook led all NFL tight ends in yards-per-catch and was ranked second at the position in scoring grabs, while tying for the team lead. Cook's consistency down the stretch earned him a spot in the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, his second Pro Bowl appearance.

Best game: Cook's most productive performance came in a week 12 shootout victory over the Carolina Panthers. Cook caught six passes for 99 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown.

Best quote: "I just wanted to find a place that I had an opportunity to do the same thing, go out there and be a dominant tight end and make plays. And this was one of the places where I figured that I could help the most." - Cook

The best photos of New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook during the 2019 season.

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