Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Preseason Week 2 vs. Seahawks

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 18: Laquon Treadwell #11 and Dakota Dozier #78 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a touchdown during the pre-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Seahawks 25-19. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 18: Laquon Treadwell #11 and Dakota Dozier #78 of the Minnesota Vikings  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

The best thing

Coming into Week 2 of the preseason, there was a lot of talk about how the wide receiver grouping would sort itself out in terms of players who would be on the team’s 53-man roster. Many fans and experts see Laquon Treadwell as one of those on the outside looking in.

However, Treadwell looked great against the Seahawks. Not only did he haul in all four passes thrown his way but he gained a team-high 47 yards through the air and earned even more thanks to a penalty on a deep route where the man covering him was called for pass interference.

The best thing about this is that the Minnesota Vikings reportedly put him on the trading block with in the week. This performance could add to his value before final cuts if another team likes the potential they see in him.

And, if there is no suitor for Treadwell in a trade and the Vikings hold on to him, he could find himself a little bigger payday when he leaves in free agency during next offseason. That would mean a higher compensatory pick.

No matter what, this was the absolute best time for Treadwell to make a showing. Increasing his stock now will put more money in his pocket and more value for the team. The only way this doesn’t help is if he ends up being one of the cuts on the 53-man roster and nobody trades for him.