The Minnesota Vikings are looking to trade the former first-round pick and there actually could be several teams interested in taking on a reclamation project.
If you believe what you read on the internet, the experiment between the Minnesota Vikings and Laquon Treadwell could be coming to a close.
A recent report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer said that the Vikings are looking to trade the 2016 first-round pick and while they wouldn’t get a large return, they could seek a late-round pick and roughly $1.8 million in salary cap relief.
Of course, trying to make a player available for a trade is one thing. Finding a team that is willing to take on the first-round bust as a reclamation project is another.
In his three seasons in the NFL, Treadwell has caught just 56 passes for 517 yards and one touchdown. His level of production is far off from fellow receiver Michael Thomas, who the New Orleans Saints selected 25 picks after Treadwell in the 2016 NFL Draft.
But he has also been a pain in the neck telling the media how he and the Vikings had “a great year” in 2018 (Minnesota missed the playoffs) and he later turned around to say how big of a distraction the media was.
Still, teams have been willing to take on more difficult reclamation projects than just a player who’s been bad on the field and with the injury landscape in the NFL, there’s always someone in need of more depth. So who would be willing to take a shot on Treadwell?