6 most dangerous deep threats in Minnesota Vikings history

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6. Jake Reed (1991 – 1999, 2001)

Jake Reed isn’t someone who typically comes to mind when people think of Vikings deep threats, but the guy could stretch the field when he needed to.

Reed was really utilized as more of a downfield threat during the three seasons between 1995 and 1997. In these three years, he caught 22 touchdowns, including five scores of 40 yards or more, and he averaged 17.1 yards per catch.

5. Stefon Diggs (2015 – 2019)

These days, Stefon Diggs is more known as a possession receiver. But there were plenty of times during his tenure with Minnesota in which he was used as a deep threat.

Diggs’ very first touchdown catch in a Vikings uniform was a memorable one as it was when he dove to make the grab in the end zone against the Detroit Lions after a 36-yard pass was tossed in his direction.

Diggs had 10 touchdown catches of more than 30 yards during his time with Minnesota, including five over 50 yards.