The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver recently reacted to the report of the team possibly looking to trade him elsewhere this year.
It doesn’t seem like the door on Laquon Treadwell’s NFL career has closed just yet, but his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings certainly appears to be nearing the finish line.
After three disappointing seasons from Treadwell, the Vikings are reportedly looking to trade the 24-year-old wide receiver sooner than later. If Minnesota cannot find a trade partner before the regular season, there’s even a chance that the team will just end up releasing Treadwell anyway.
On Thursday, Minnesota’s disappointing receiver was asked about the trade rumor by KSTP’s Darren Wolfson.
"“I don’t really have a reaction. That’s not something I want to focus on. If it happens, it happens. I just focus on what’s in the building, my teammates, (and) coming out to practice (and) working hard.”"
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked about the report on Thursday as well and he said the team has, “not had any discussions with Laquon Treadwell or trading Laquon Treadwell.”
Believe what you want, but these rumors don’t normally appear out of thin air (well, most of them). Treadwell hasn’t performed well during his time in the Twin Cities and no one should blame Minnesota for trying to see what they can get in a trade for his services.
Honestly though, if the Vikings are able to get a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for the receiver, that’s an offer the team shouldn’t even hesitate to take. Treadwell’s current trade value is very low and just about anything in return for him would be a win for Minnesota.
It’s unfortunate that his time with the Vikings hasn’t been able to work out. But it’s not like Minnesota hasn’t given Treadwell the opportunities to succeed, he just hasn’t taken advantage of them.