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

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Buffalo Bills

As mentioned above with the Browns, it’s always important to try and find connections when predicting where Adam Thielen will end up. There’s definitely a big one in Buffalo, and that comes in the form of former Minnesota Viking and teammate of Thielen, Stefon Diggs.

Diggs and Thielen are very close, having spent many years together in Minnesota. Teams don’t love to cater to players, but they have an outspoken diva on their hands in Diggs, and he’s started making cryptic tweets again. They’ll want to pacify their star receiver, and bringing in a former buddy and confidant could be the thing to do it.

Not only is the connection with Diggs a huge part of Thielen possibly landing in Buffalo, but he actually would fill a need. The Bills are just three deep at wide receiver, assuming Jamison Crowder, Jake Kumerow, and Cole Beasley all leave in free agency. Thielen would fill that number three role and probably work out of the slot. He could actually be pretty productive in that role and could see plenty of targets come his way as teams will be overwhelmed trying to contain both Diggs and Gabe Davis.