Former Vikings All-Pro shares how he will help his new team in 2024

Cordarrelle Patterson
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Over the years, some great players have made their way through the Minnesota Vikings locker room. After leaving the team, a number of them have gone on to do great things with other teams while others have struggled to catch on with their new squads.

Some players have their glory years with the Vikings only to struggle to carve out a role for themselves once they leave Minnesota and end up fading away into obscurity despite having loads of talent.

A player who has always been interesting and fun to cheer for is Cordarrelle Patterson. Willing to do whatever it takes to help his team, Patterson has taken on roles as a wide receiver, kick returner, running back, and has even played a couple of defensive snaps in his career.

Former Vikings All-Pro shares how he will help his new team in 2024

After his exit from the Minnesota Vikings following the 2016 season, All-Pro kick return specialist and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson spent one year with the Raiders before moving on to the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears.

Following two years in Chicago, Patterson found a role for himself as a running back with the Atlanta Falcons. As a free agent after the 2023 NFL season, the dynamic playmaker took his talents to the steel city where he will attempt to help a Pittsburgh Steelers team with a new look for the upcoming year.

In a video shared on X by Steelers beat writer Aaron Becker, Patterson explained what he came to the Steelers to do. His words were extremely refreshing to hear considering how egocentric players can be.

It isn't surprising to hear Cordarrelle Patterson be vocal about being willing to do whatever it takes to help his team. He is a player who has been doing that type of work throughout his career when he is asked.

For the moment, it's difficult to know how the Steelers plan to integrate Patterson into their team. At the moment he is listed as a running back and kick returner on Pittsburgh's official team website but that doesn't mean they won't use him as a receiver or in another role during the regular season.

A former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, the now 33-year-old athletic weapon is a player many fans of the purple and gold still remember fondly and root for to succeed. Hopefully he can find his role in Pittsburgh and be able to showcase his skills during the 2024 NFL season.