Laquon Treadwell thinks he and the Vikings had a ‘great’ season

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell /

The former first-round pick believes that the Minnesota Vikings had a great year and he did everything he could to help the team win.

The tale of Laquon Treadwell continues to take on a life of its own during his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings.

As the Vikings cleaned out their lockers after a season-ending loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday, the 2016 first-round pick was asked by reporters on what he thought of his 2018 season.

"“I wouldn’t say it was up and down. I had a couple drops, but overall I had a great year and this team had a great year. I played my role and did what I needed to do to help the team win.”"

To Treadwell’s credit, this was the most successful season of his young career.

The 23-year-old had more playing time than ever this season and he parlayed it into career-highs in catches (35), yards (302) and touchdowns (1). That being said, a 35-302-1 line is a huge disappointment for a player that was taken ahead of Michael Thomas in the 2016 draft.

The downs however were much more prevalent in Treadwell’s third season as drops and constant mistakes prevented him from fully taking off. Such low lights included a drop in Green Bay that turned into a Kirk Cousins pick-six in Week 2 and tossing his helmet after an Adam Thielen fumble against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8.

Perhaps the one comment that may draw the most head scratching was what he said about Minnesota having a good season.

The Vikings came into the year with Super Bowl aspirations, but the end result was a chaotic 8-7-1 season that will see them watching the playoffs from their couch after reaching the NFC Championship in 2017.

Comments like this have become the norm for Treadwell and it’s fair to wonder if the Vikings have already had enough and end up shipping him out of Minnesota this spring.

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Either way, the Ole Miss product appears to be one of the biggest draft busts in team history.