Jordan Addison training with controversial former Vikings WR

Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison
Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison / David Berding/GettyImages

After moving on from Adam Thielen last year, the Minnesota Vikings decided to use their top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on former USC wide receiver Jordan Addison.

Addison wound up having a very solid rookie campaign with the Vikings in 2023, as he was able to haul in 70 passes for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns. This offseason, the young Minnesota receiver is already putting in the work to get ready for year two in the NFL, and it was recently revealed that he has been training with someone who Vikings fans are very familiar with.

Jordan Addison working out with former Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs

Yes, it appears that, at least on Tuesday, Addison has been training with former Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who, most recently, was traded by the Buffalo Bills to the Houston Texans.

NFL players from different teams working out together during the offseason is not uncommon. It's just interesting to see that one of the Vikings' brightest young stars has been training with someone in Diggs, who has been at the center of controversy for the last few months.

Despite earning a Pro Bowl selection in each of his last four NFL seasons as a member of the Bills, Diggs apparently ruffled enough feathers during the last few months to cause Buffalo to trade him to the Texans.

Not only did the Bills ship the former Minnesota wide receiver out of town, though, his departure leaves the team with a dead cap amount of more than $31 million for the 2024 season, which speaks volumes about how much Buffalo just wanted to move on from him.

If Addison wants to pick Diggs' brain about how to improve his on-the-field skills, he can go right ahead. Diggs is one of the best route-runners in the entire NFL and Addison has the potential to become something similar in the near future.

When it comes to how to act off of the field, however, keep Addison far, far away from Diggs. He has now aggravated two teams enough to the point to get them to trade him elsewhere, regardless of how well he was playing. Whatever Diggs does behind the scenes to cause teams to move on from him sooner than later certainly isn't something that Addison needs to emulate.

Soon enough, thankfully, Addison will be back in Minnesota with the rest of his teammates, as the Vikings' 2024 OTAs will begin next Monday, April 15.

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