Thus far, the Minnesota Vikings have not been terribly active in free agency. . .unless you count losing players as “activity”. . .but on Wednesday they made a move to address the depth chart at the wide receiver position.
Numerous sources are reporting that the Vikings have signed former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Sharpe was the Titans’ fifth-round pick (#160 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Massachusetts. He made his NFL debut against the Vikings in the season opener that season, catching seven passes for 74 yards. He finished that year with 41 receptions for 522 yards (both current career highs) and two touchdowns.
After missing the 2017 season with a foot injury, Sharpe has played a smaller role in a run-heavy Titans offense over the past couple of seasons. He had a career-high four touchdown catches this past season for Tennessee.
For his career, Sharpe has 92 receptions for 1,167 yards and eight touchdowns.
#Titans Tajae Sharpe led the league in 1st downs/targets for players with 30+ targets (57.1% on 35 targets).— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) February 13, 2020
He's a + route runner with good hands who was a big 3rd down/RZ target for Tannehill. He's great at finding space vs. zone and has a knack for scramble drills. pic.twitter.com/IKO9tEb4Dl
Sharpe is a solid receiver with above-average speed, above-average route-running ability, and pretty good hands. He likely isn’t going to come to Minnesota and be a 1,000-yard receiver or anything, but he does give the Vikings an option on the depth chart that has some talent.
Welcome to Minnesota, Tajae!