Fan favorite Vikings receiver signs with Houston Texans

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Chad Beebe
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Chad Beebe /

Many Minnesota Vikings fans will be sad that wide receiver Chad Beebe will no longer wear purple and gold after signing with the Houston Texans.

There are some players who fans seem to gravitate toward when then they are on a roster. One such player was Chad Beebe, a wide receiver and special teams player who was a member of the Minnesota Vikings for three seasons.

With Don Beebe as his father and a lot of great qualities to make him appealing, the young receiver gained himself a cult following among those who follow Minnesota thanks to being a jack of many trades.

Beebe became a free agent after last season and has been waiting to find a new home for a while now. Sadly, the Vikings have a ton of competition at receiver already and boast a roster full of potential special teams players with excellent speed and potential, making his return to Minnesota unlikely.

Thankfully, Chad Beebe will get another opportunity to showcase his talents in the NFL. The Houston Texans announced on their official Twitter account that they are welcoming him to “H-Town” after signing him to a contract.

What will Chad Beebe be remembered for with the Minnesota Vikings?

In three years and 20 games played with the purple and gold, Chad Beebe caught 26 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns while adding 16 punt returns for 88 yards and two kickoff returns for 32 yards.

Beebe will be best remembered for Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season when the Minnesota Vikings took on the Carolina Panthers. After muffing a punt that was recovered by Carolina, it looked like the Panthers would put the game away. However, the defense was able to hold the opposition to a field goal and give Minnesota one more chance to win.

Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense had no timeouts and only 1:51 to get the ball in the end zone while trailing 21-27. Minnesota’s passing attack was on point, chipping away yardage on short passes. Beebe’s first catch of the drive went for eight yards but continued to haul in passes, moving the chains and keeping hope alive.

On that drive, Chad Beebe caught his first NFL touchdown pass and redeemed himself for the muffed punt earlier in the game, earning him a spot in the hearts of Minnesota Vikings fans everywhere.

Although his time with the Minnesota Vikings has come to a close, we at The Viking Age would like to wish him the best during his future endeavors with the Houston Texans.

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