4 worst Vikings from their Week 5 loss to the Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson
Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson / David Berding/GettyImages
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T.J. Hockenson - TE

The Vikings made T.J. Hockenson the highest-paid tight end in the NFL, and he has rewarded them by being a worse version of himself from last season. He continues to struggle in traffic and has yet to make a difficult catch to help the offense this season.

On Sunday, Hockenson dropped three balls on Sunday and was a mess over the middle of the field. For a guy who's expected to get those tough yards in the middle of the field, Hockenson has failed at that for five weeks.

Aside from a fumble to start the game, Josh Oliver has been arguably just as valuable in the passing game as Hockenson, and Jordan Addison is quickly becoming the second option for Kirk Cousins. If Hockenson does not step up soon, his extension may be one of the more questionable decisions this organization has made in recent years.

I am not out on Hockenson by any means. He has shown that he can be a weapon in the passing game, but he just has not been great this year. The Chiefs were begging for someone other than Justin Jefferson to beat them. They forced the Vikings to go to Hockenson, and he refused to help the offense.