As we’ve seen over the past seven games, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins has been tearing up pretty much every defense that’s been thrown in front of him. This has been made more impressive by the fact that, in the Vikings’ past five games, wide receiver Adam Thielen has been on the field for about a quarter and a half. Thielen hurt his hamstring in the Vikings’ Week 7 win over the Detroit Lions, and though he tried to give it a go against the Kansas City Chiefs, he only played seven snaps.
This week, the Vikings have no opponent, as they’ll be one of the last teams in the NFL to enjoy their bye. According to Cousins, when the Vikings take the field two weeks from tonight against the Seattle Seahawks, Thielen will be back.
@KirkCousins8 said without hesitation on Under Center, Adam Thielen will be ready to play in Seattle following the bye week— Mark Rosen (@KFANRosen) November 18, 2019
Mark Rosen is the co-host of Under Center, the podcast that Cousins does on KFAN in Minneapolis. That’s where he made the declaration that Thielen would be back in the fold in Seattle in two weeks.
Despite the fact that Thielen has hardly played over the past five weeks, he still leads the Vikings in touchdown receptions with six (Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph are tied for second with five each). The Vikings have shown that they can still function on offense without Thielen, but let’s be honest. . .with the way this offense is rolling right now, it’s going to be great to have him out there again.
The Vikings have plenty of other injury concerns to monitor during the next two weeks, but it sounds like this one is going to be resolved the next time the Vikings take the field.