Treadwell hoping to stay with the Vikings for his entire NFL career

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell /

Entering his fourth season in the NFL, the young receiver has hopes of playing for the Minnesota Vikings during his entire tenure in the league.

For Laquon Treadwell, his time with the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t exactly been full of rainbows and butterflies. In three seasons, Treadwell has yet to live up to any of the expectations he was given when the Vikings selected him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Minnesota’s feelings about the young wide receiver were revealed earlier this offseason when they decided not to pick up his fifth-year option. With this decision, Treadwell will become a free agent in 2020 after his current contract with the Vikings expires.

At this point, it doesn’t seem like Minnesota has much interest in him returning after the upcoming season. But in a recent conversation with the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, Treadwell expressed his desire to remain in the Twin Cities for many years.

"“I always dreamed about staying with one team, going to the hall of fame and putting my mark on one team and building and being a guy who the fans can relate to.(I) would love to be a Viking my whole career.”"

It’s great that he wants to stay in Minnesota after 2019 and that he also thinks he still has a chance at having a long career in the NFL. But Treadwell has done nothing during his three years in the league to convince the Vikings that he’s worth bringing back in 2020.

His career numbers are actually worse than what Troy Williamson’s were in his first three seasons with Minnesota. Williamson is one of the biggest Vikings draft busts of all-time and Treadwell hasn’t even been able to outperform him.

Yet here we are, once again, with the 23-year-old receiver being given another chance by Minnesota. Many teams around the league would have probably cut Treadwell by now, however, the Vikings are apparently still hoping that he can somehow figure out how to be a successful NFL receiver.

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Spoiler alert, he’s not going to figure it out and all Minnesota is doing right now is wasting their time by keeping him on the roster.