3 teams Packers hope Dalvin Cook doesn’t sign with and 2 best-case scenarios

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Packers hope Dalvin Cook doesn't sign with Bears

The absolute worst-case scenario for the Packers would see Dalvin Cook sign with another NFC North rival. We can probably rule out the Detroit Lions after they signed David Montgomery and drafted Jahmyr Gibbs 12th overall, but the Chicago Bears would make sense for Cook.

Chicago has more than enough cap space to make a deal, with a league-best $32.58 million. Running back is also a position it could look to upgrade after losing David Montgomery in free agency. Their top running backs currently are D'Onta Foreman and Khalil Herbert. Cook would instantly upgrade the Bears' rushing attack this season.

Signing with the Bears is the worst-case scenario for the Packers. Cook is still an excellent running back, having rushed for 1,173 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Staying in the NFC North and joining the league's No. 1-ranked rushing offense wouldn't be ideal.

In what promises to be a fascinating season in the NFC North -- any of the four teams could win the division -- Cook would be a difference-maker for the Bears' offense.

Cook has rushed for over 1,000 yards for four straight seasons and will help any team he joins. The Packers will hope it's not the Bears.