A recent article suggests that the disappointing Minnesota Vikings wide receiver could possibly have some interest from the Oakland Raiders this offseason.
To say that Laquon Treadwell’s career with Minnesota Vikings has been underwhelming would actually be a compliment for the young wide receiver.
Selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Treadwell has done nothing over the last three seasons to prove that he was worth the team using such a high pick on him.
In three years with Minnesota, the receiver has caught a total of 56 passes for 517 yards and one touchdown. To help some understand how bad Treadwell truly has been in a Vikings uniform, former Minnesota wide receiver, and fellow first-round draft bust, Troy Williamson racked up 87 catches for 1,131 yards and three scores during his first three seasons with the team.
In 2018, Treadwell was benched in Week 16 in favor of an undrafted rookie in Chad Beebe who was coming off of a hamstring injury. The Vikings decision to do this was a clear indicator about how they feel their 2016 first-round draft selection has performed throughout his career.
With one year remaining on Treadwell’s rookie contract, it’s possible that Minnesota could attempt to see if any team around the NFL would be interested in trading for his services. The Vikings probably wouldn’t get much in return, but it’s at least worth finding out.
One team that may actually be interested in acquiring Treadwell this offseason is the Oakland Raiders. According to the Raiders Wire’s Marcus Mosher on Tuesday, the Raiders could possibly be a destination for the young Minnesota receiver in 2019.
Treadwell being new Oakland general manager Mike Mayock’s No. 1 rated wide receiver prospect heading into the 2016 NFL Draft is a big reason why Mosher feels the way he does.
If the Raiders genuinely have legitimate interest in acquiring the 23-year-old pass catcher, then the Vikings need to find a way to make a deal happen as soon as they can before the dust begins to settle. Even if Minnesota gets a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for Treadwell, that is a trade they need to make.