Even though the Vikings lost the game on Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks, something good did come of it. Vikings fans got to see wide receiver Jarius Wright step into a bigger role and shine. With Greg Jennings inactive with an achilles tendon injury and Jerome Simpson’s future with the team uncertain, Wright showed that he is ready to take on more responsibilities.
Wright scored two touchdowns and amassed 69 yards on three catches. He was targeted four times in the passing game by a combination of Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. With a more consistent quarterback in the passing game, Wright could be an emerging star in the making that just can’t seem to get the right opportunities.
Most expected Cordarrelle Patterson to be in the spotlight in the Vikings passing game against Seattle, but he only caught 3 of his 9 targets for a total of 28 yards.
We could get another glance of Wright’s ability next week when the Vikings travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers at Lambeau Field.