7 best moves of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2019 offseason

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 4: Laquon Treadwell #11 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball in the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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6. Not picking up Laquon Treadwell’s option

It’s unfortunate, but Treadwell’s tenure with the Vikings hasn’t exactly worked out. Treadwell has been given a number of opportunities to succeed during his three seasons with Minnesota and he’s come up with less production than another former Vikings draft bust, Troy Williamson.

So it was no real surprise when Minnesota decided not to exercise the young receiver’s fifth-year option this offseason. The move was something that many assumed was coming, but it was still a relief to truly find out that the Vikings are pretty much done with trying to fit him into their offense.

Even if Treadwell had a career-best season in 2019 with over 40 catches, 315 receiving yards, and two touchdowns, him returning to Minnesota in 2020 seems highly unlikely.

The Vikings’ thought they were getting a player who would eventually emerge as one of their top receivers when they drafted Treadwell in 2016. Luckily for Minnesota though, they found out that they already had an elite pass catcher in a guy named Adam Thielen instead.