Even after a tough loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is confident in his quarterback’s ability to lead the team to success this season.
Sunday’s loss for the Minnesota Vikings seemed to hit the team a little harder than normal. Likely because the Vikings know how talented of a team they have and they let an undermanned Chicago Bears squad defeat them without any trouble.
Even with the loss though, Minnesota’s players and coaches know that it’s still too early in the 2019 season to start panicking. The Vikings have won two of their first four games and they are only game behind the Bears and Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North.
Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins has seemed to take the role as the lightning rod of blame after Sunday’s loss in Chicago. Despite it being so early in the season, some people are ready for the Vikings to move on from the Cousins experiment.
One person who is still confident in his team and his quarterback is Minnesota wide receiver Adam Thielen. On Monday, Thielen spoke to the local media and commented on how he’s feeling after Sunday’s results against the Bears.
"“The good thing is we have a lot of games left to show that we are a good football team, we’re a good offense, and we have a great quarterback that’s leading us. But at the end of the day, we can’t talk about it. We’ve got to go out and do it.”"
It’s been a frustrating year so far for the Vikings’ talented receiver. Through the first four weeks, Thielen only has 13 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
Unlike their rushing attack, Minnesota’s passing game has struggled to do much of anything this season. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why this is, but it’s something that the Vikings need to figure out quickly if they want to have any sort of success this year.
Minnesota has two of the best receivers in the NFL on their roster in Thielen and Stefon Diggs. There are ways to utilize these two and running back Dalvin Cook in the same game, but the Vikings just haven’t been able to do this yet this season.
If Minnesota can eventually find a way to get the most out of Cook, Diggs, and Thielen every week, then there is no reason to believe that this team can’t contend for a top spot in the playoffs.