5 teams that could sign former Vikings WR Adam Thielen in 2023

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Cleveland Browns

When trying to figure out where Adam Thielen may end up, an important part of the puzzle is looking for connections. Are there teams with certain players or coaches who are familiar with Thielen that would want him?

One that immediately comes to mind is the Cleveland Browns. The Browns’ head coach is Kevin Stefanski. Stefanski was a long-time quarterback coach for the Vikings before becoming the team’s offensive coordinator. He knows everything about Thielen as he was there from the beginning and got to personally witness the grind he went through to earn his place as a legendary Viking.

Stefanski knows what a hard worker and great locker room guy Thielen is, and he will surely want him to be a part of his culture in Cleveland.

That’s one major factor, but the other is that the Browns’ wide receiver depth chart is pretty devoid of talent. Thielen, even at age 32, would come in and immediately be one of the top receivers on this team and potentially get the opportunities that he and his wife have been clamoring for since the season ended.