Vikings’ Chris Cook says he’ll “handle” opposing number one receivers

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook knows what he’s going to tell rookie Xavier Rhodes when it comes to covering the number one receiver of opposing teams.

“Just let me handle them,” Cook said on 1500 ESPN Radio.

Cook wants to sign an extension with Minnesota as he goes into the final year of his rookie deal.

“I’m looking forward to coming back if that’s in the cards, and I definitely would love to stay here,” Cook said. “It’s a contract year, but I’m not playing for a contract. I’m just playing for a good year and playing for this team.”

Cook says they’ll be playing more press coverage this coming season.

“I definitely know we’re going to play a lot more press coverage, because we have two big guys on the outside now,” Cook said. “Coach (Leslie) Frazier likes those type of guys on the outside. Everybody seems to like bigger guys on the outside now, and it’s because of the big receivers now.”

With Antoine Winfield now gone, Cook will need to step up his play and stay out of trouble off the field if he wants to make an impact.