New England listed as a possible trade destination for Treadwell
By Adam Patrick
Landing with the 2018 Super Bowl champions is believed to be a possibility for the Minnesota Vikings underwhelming wide receiver this offseason.
Three years into his career with the Minnesota Vikings, it’s fair to say that Laquon Treadwell has not lived up to the expectations he was given when the team selected him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Last season saw Treadwell set career-highs in catches (35), receiving yards (302), and touchdowns (one). But those numbers are normally expected from a rookie wide receiver, not one who has been in the league for three years.
Of the four receivers that were taken in the first round of the 2016 draft, Treadwell’s career production is the worst by a wide margin despite having appeared more games than the others over the last three seasons.
So what should the Vikings do with their underperforming wide receiver? Well, with only one year remaining on his rookie contract, trading Treadwell could be a route that Minnesota takes this offseason.
According to a recent article by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski, the Vikings dealing the young receiver to the New England Patriots could be a possibility this year.
Sobleski predicted the landing spots for 10 of what he referred to as 2019’s most realistic trade targets that includes Treadwell, Antonio Brown, Nick Foles, and Gerald McCoy among others.
Trading for the disappointing Minnesota receiver does seem like a move that the Patriots would make. New England has become known over the years for taking a chance on guys that other teams have given up on.
Plus with Josh Gordon’s future with the team currently unknown, the Patriots will likely be looking to add a bigger receiver like Treadwell to be their guy who lines up on the outside in 2019.
If New England does decide to make any sort of offer for the young pass-catcher this offseason, it shouldn’t take much for the Vikings to agree to a deal.