Despite the Minnesota Vikings running into a bit of an issue on Sunday with COVID-19 testing, practice still took place as scheduled in Eagan, and we got a highlight that we think you’ll enjoy!
Given the way that he’s performed over the past few seasons, it seems strange to remember that wide receiver Adam Thielen was only sixth on the Vikings in receptions in 2019 and third in receiving yards. But, if the early returns are any indicator, it looks like he’s back to normal.
Adam Thielen is already in midseason form. #VikingsCampPosted by Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, August 23, 2020
The play came with the Vikings in the red zone, with Kirk Cousins dropping back to pass and looking for Thielen in the right side of the end zone. Cousins attempted to get the pass over linebacker Eric Wilson, but Wilson was able to get a fingertip on it.
That didn’t stop Thielen, though, as he kept his concentration and got both hands on the ball while keeping both feet in bounds while falling in the back of the end zone for what would have been a Vikings touchdown.
Thielen and Cousins had built some pretty solid chemistry in Cousins’ first season with the team, as he started the year with eight consecutive 100-yard games. Last season, Thielen had six touchdowns in Minnesota’s first seven games before suffering the hamstring injury that hampered him for much of the second half of the season.
With Thielen now entrenched as the team’s clear #1 receiver and helping to lead a very young group, it’s refreshing to see that he’s apparently back on track to be back on the same level he had been on before last year’s injury issues.