Jeremiah: Thielen’s play this season is ‘not a fluke’ or ‘a one-year deal’

(Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
(Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) Adam Thielen /

NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks recently broke down how the Minnesota Vikings talented receiver has been able to play so well in 2017.

During the history of the NFL, there have been plenty of times that a player has come out of nowhere to perform at an exceptionally high level for a single season and then failed to experience any similar success during the rest of his career (Peyton Hilis, Robert Griffin III are a couple that come to mind).

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Adam Thielen /

Some of those who have watched Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen in 2017 and the impressive season he has been having think that he could be the latest so-called “one hit wonder” of the league. But for as many doubters that Thielen may have out there right now, the receiver also has plenty of people realizing that he has the traits of a player who could be one of the NFL’s best at his position for a number of years.

Two of those Thielen believers are current NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah. The pair recently broke down why the receiver has been so good this season and explained why he should also continue to play well for the next few years.

Brooks and Jeremiah emphasized three skills of Thielen’s that have allowed him to flourish in 2017. They really adore the receiver’s abilities to win his battles at the line of scrimmage, trick defenders by being really good at selling his routes, and keep track of the football in the air while running deep downfield.

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Not only do Brooks and Jeremiah believe these skills are behind Thielen’s success this season, but they also feel that these three aspects of the receiver’s game will keep him among the NFL’s top pass-catchers for a number of years.

For those who may doubt Thielen’s chance to continue his success in future seasons, Jeremiah made sure to let those people know that the receiver’s high-level of play is here to stay.

"“This is a complete wide receiver. This is not a fluke. This is not a one-year deal. This is something I think Minnesota fans can be excited about. He’s going to be here for a long time.”"

Fluke or not, Thielen has certainly been a fun player to watch in 2017. With just four games remaining this year, the receiver is on pace to finish the season with around 98 catches, 1,400 receiving yards, and four touchdowns.

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Pretty good for a guy who the Vikings signed as undrafted free-agent out of Division II, Minnesota State University in 2013.