To say that Laquon Treadwell’s first three seasons in a Minnesota Vikings uniform have been underwhelming would be an understatement. The team’s first-round pick in 2016, Treadwell has amassed just 56 catches for 517 yards and one touchdown, and hasn’t developed into the red zone threat that the team probably hoped he would become.
With the top of the wide receiver depth chart in Minnesota occupied by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs for the foreseeable future, and with just one year left on his rookie contract, it could be time for him to get a fresh start somewhere else. But would there be anyone interested in dealing for him?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Oakland (?) Raiders.
Marcus Mosher at The Raiders Wire cites Treadwell as a player that the Silver and Black might, potentially, be interested in acquiring, based on what new GM Mike Mayock has had to say about him in the past. Mayock had Treadwell as the #1 wide receiver on his board in 2016, and clearly thinks that he has some talent.
“We all know he ran a 4.65 40 at his pro day. So, either you believe in him and his game, or you don’t. He’s a natural hands catcher and will win 50-50 balls. He’s also one of the best blocking wide receivers in this draft. He’s physical, tough and has great hands. I think the Vikings got a winner.”
While that hasn’t quite panned out to this point, maybe Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden think that they might be able to get more out of Treadwell than the Vikings have.
Also, they do have three first-round picks. . .none of which would be required to acquire Treadwell’s services. (I just wanted to see how many people I could freak out.)
We’ll see if this comes to fruition in any way, but at this point I’d think the Vikings would be happy with just about whatever they could get in exchange for Treadwell. What do you think of a potential deal?