Another day, another member of the 2019 Minnesota Vikings moving on and signing with another team.
Numerous sources are reporting that wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, a former first-round pick of the Vikings, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. No financial terms of the deal have been released at this time.
The Vikings made Treadwell the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. After a stellar college career at Ole Miss, Treadwell struggled to get on track in Minnesota, catching just one pass in his entire rookie season and being deactivated several times. He did see an increase in playing time over the next couple of seasons, but still caught just 55 passes for 502 yards and a touchdown in those two seasons.
Minnesota elected not to pick up Treadwell’s fifth-year option on his rookie contract, and wound up waiving him as a part of their final cuts after Training Camp this past season. After some injury issues at the wide receiver position, the Vikings brought Treadwell back, and he caught nine passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in 13 games, including a 58-yard touchdown in the Vikings’ Monday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
For his career in Minnesota, Treadwell caught 65 passes for 701 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Here’s hoping for the best for Laquon Treadwell going forward. . .except, as always, when he plays against the Vikings.