Jared Cook is quickly establishing a rapport with Aaron Rodgers in his first season with the Green Bay Packers.
“I think he’s going to be a good part of our offense,” Rodgers said. “He made a lot of plays out there. Did a good job on the basic route on third down that I hit him on, made some contested catches tonight, which was nice to see, and he did a good job with the ball in his hands.
“He’s a big body who has some athleticism and did a good job with his stiff-arm on his catch on the sideline, that was impressive to watch. But it’s going to be fun for us to grow that chemistry over the season. We need him to stay healthy. But he made some really nice plays tonight.”
“We’re just still just trying to build our chemistry,” Cook said in a sideline interview during the game broadcast. “It’s communication, verbal and nonverbal, us talking through things and working together. It’s all about timing -- him knowing where I’m going to be and me knowing where he’s going to put the ball.”
The Packers gave Cook, an eight-year veteran, $2.75 million in a one-year contract because they think he can add a down-the-field dimension to their offense from the tight end spot not seen since Jermichael Finley’s neck injury in 2013.