What Laquon Treadwell’s return means for the Vikings

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Laquon Treadwell
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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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Pros of re-signing Treadwell

While Laquon Treadwell struggled in his time with the Vikings, we saw some growth over the years. He never really received a ton of targets, but he was always willing to help the team. He was overlooked when open, helped in the run game, and was always healthy.

Despite never having the success that was expected of him, Treadwell never lashed out or gave up on the team. He kept a level head and did his job on every snap.

There is more incentive than ever for Treadwell to perform this season. He now knows the feeling of being cut and he understands that the team is not scared to let him go if they feel it is best.

The big bonus of getting him back is his knowledge of the offense since he was with Minnesota for their entire offseason and training camp.

There is no real threat now behind him to keep him looking over his shoulder. Asking him to step in with no depth to potentially threaten his spot will hopefully bring out the best in Treadwell. Less pressure may be the better situation that he needs at this point in his career.

While the Vikings’ offense has changed a little since he last played, it benefits Treadwell. The offense is more focused on the run game, and even as a receiver, he excels as a run blocker.

Adding Treadwell and losing Beebe may also be the remedy to getting Stefon Diggs the ball more this year. Through three games this season, Diggs only has 12 targets and six catches.

He needs to get the ball more before trade rumors become more rampant. Hopefully, the addition of Treadwell brings that. If not, perhaps Treadwell will find himself more involved in the passing game this time around.