On the positive side, Treadwell is having a career year. The problem is that his stat line of 29 catches, 266 yards, and a touchdown isn’t what the Vikings expected when they made him a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. While fans are having visions of what could have been if Minnesota just selected Michael Thomas in their heads, Treadwell has continued to be a disappointment.
Despite a three-year narrative that Treadwell has continued to work hard through his struggles during his rookie year, sophomore campaign and his third year in the league, his time on the jugs machine hasn’t equated to on-the-field success.
There have been multiple times where Treadwell’s mistakes (such as a drop that turned into an interception against Green Bay, throwing his helmet on an Adam Thielen fumble against New Orleans and running the wrong route against Chicago) have done more harm than good.
In a perfect world, the light bulb would come on for Treadwell, but that’s just not likely to happen. With Chad Beebe currently on the shelf with a groin injury, the Vikings will likely have to deal with Treadwell’s third year of rookie mistakes and hope it doesn’t cost them again.