Jalen Reagor – WR/PR
Fans have been clamoring for the Vikings to utilize Jalen Reagor more. After Saturday’s game, those cries should be nothing more than a murmur.
Reagor was forced into action on a couple of series when injuries befell Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn. On both occasions, the plays ended in disaster, and the former first-round pick was the reason why.
Towards the end of that nightmare of a first half, the Vikings got the ball back, and they were trying to muster up some offense.
Reagor was in for a play, and he was breaking across the middle when Kirk Cousins throw a dart in his direction. The pass looked to be behind Reagor, and it ended up in the hands of Colts safety Julian Blackmon, who easily sauntered into the end zone for a score. Turns out Cousins thought Reagor was going to cut back in, but he apparently had other plans.
Later in the game, Jefferson had to take a seat for a few plays after taking a vicious hit from Indianapolis cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Reagor took his spot, and on the very next play, Cousins launched a bomb down the field. It was easily intercepted by Colts defensive back Rodney Thomas, as there wasn’t a purple receiver near it.
At first glance, this appeared to be a major mistake by Cousins, but the replay showed that Reagor quit running his route and just kind of stopped. No one really knows why he did that. Maybe he thought the ball wasn’t coming to him. Whatever the reason, the miscommunication could’ve cost the Vikings the game.
Reagor is a role player for Minnesota. Some fans have wanted him to get more targets, but his performance against the Colts will delay that from happening.