1.) Emergence with new offensive coordinator Joe Brady
The news became official just recently where Joe Brady was promoted to the full-time offensive coordinator for the Bills. He took over as the interim in Week 11 after Sean McDermott fired Ken Dorsey due to inconsistency from Week 5 and on.
Under Brady, Cook had just two games the rest of the season where he did not contribute in either the running game or passing game. His best game of the season came in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys where he was legit the reason why the Buffalo offense dismantled the Cowboys’ defense.
Now that Brady will have a full offseason and training camp to work closely with Cook, this will give Cook an advantage going into next season with some continuity from the play caller himself.
The Bills’ offense looked much better under Brady and Cook played a big role down the stretch and into the playoffs. Do not be surprised if Cook solidifies himself as a true top-10 running back under Brady.