"It was imperative that I find a person who's known for getting the job done," Cook said of Rodgers during a Tuesday conference call, per Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
As much as Cook fills a need for Green Bay's offense, playing with an All-Pro signal-caller does the same for Cook, who also toiled with a cluster of hobby-horses under center during his four-year run with the Titans.
"You've seen the history of tight ends who have been successful in this offense in the past. (I) want to build a rapport with the quarterback," Cook said, per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.
To that end, Cook said he's already spoken with Rodgers, saying: "I think I was more excited than he was, just to be able to play with someone who's so great and proven."
The Packers see something similar in Cook, who has 142 catches for 1,786 yards and eight touchdowns since 2013. Green Bay hasn't run with a true pass-catching tight end since Jermichael Finley in 2013, but Cook talked about a similarity in styles, saying: "Personality-wise we're different. Playing wise, you can see some comparisons in our games."
With a full complement of healthy targets back in the mix -- and a P90X'd-up Eddie Lacy in the backfield -- Rodgers has the tools in place to erase the memory of last year's awkward, off-kilter campaign.