Gary Kubiak: Chad Beebe had as good an offseason as any player

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The Vikings went into the offseason knowing that Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen will be their top two receivers in 2019, but there was nothing certain beyond that on the depth chart.

With the offseason program in the books, it looks like the third spot might be Chad Beebe‘s to lose once the team gets to training camp. Beebe only played 46 snaps after making the team as an undrafted free agent last year, but offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski said he spent the last couple of months “making a name for himself” at practice.

Assistant head coach Gary Kubiak saw the same things Stefanski saw and came to a similar conclusion.

“Let’s see how we end up,” Kubiak said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I think we also have to look at the fact that [Beebe] has probably had as good an offseason as any player that I know on our side of the ball. He’s got a chance to be a really good player for us. It gives us good flexibility to be able to bounce around personnel-wise.”

Beebe’s also gotten looks as a punt returner this spring, which may help him find his way to the field more often on a Vikings team that figures to use a lot of two tight end looks after drafting Irv Smith in the second round and holding onto Kyle Rudolph.

42 responses to “Gary Kubiak: Chad Beebe had as good an offseason as any player

  1. Looks like Chad is smart enough not to compete in the fastest man contest. What a great way to pull a hammy. Looks like two other teammates are dumb enough though.

  2. Beebe looked good in the preseason last year but you never know what that really means. Fans were clamoring for him to be used while Treadwell was failing and he looked good when he finally got the opportunity. He looked like a reliable receiver but nothing spectacular. Then he got hurt and we didn’t see him again. I’m of the belief that a #3 receiver shouldn’t be hard to find so I wouldn’t be surprised if Beebe can handle that role well. The problem I see is he’s a pretty small guy so injuries could limit what he can do.

  3. You can count on Zim for a top 5 defense, getting real confident the Vikings will have a top 10 offense and recapture the NFC North.

  4. I’m really rooting for this guy. Good family history, his dad taught him that you have to work hard to get where you want to be. He runs great routes & doesn’t take anything for granted, I wish him all the luck. Skol Vikes!

  5. I wouldn’t count out Jordan Taylor either if he stays healthy and plays to his potential. Either way the 3rd WR spot will be an interesting competition to watch and good for the team overall.

  6. i’ve been saying since traininig camp last year, that Beebe is better than Treadwell. Same with Zylstra. yet the vikings wasted roster spots on treadwell that ended up costing them 2 wins last year (at Green Bay, vs Saints).

    please, please, please cut treadwell. i don’t care if it won’t save money, Beebe and Zylstra are better for the roster spot.

  7. skcrooged says:
    June 21, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Looks like Chad is smart enough not to compete in the fastest man contest. What a great way to pull a hammy. Looks like two other teammates are dumb enough though.
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    He probably isn’t competing in the fastest man contest because he runs a 4.68 40. As for the other guys pulling a hammy? They’re probably smart enough to do some stretching before the race.

  8. 2ruefan says:
    June 21, 2019 at 11:51 am
    superfanentertainment

    Father not “GRANDfather”…doofus

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    Dude….do you have ANY idea how old Don Beebe is????????

    Heres a hint….he played played for the Bills when they lost 3 STRAIGHT super bowls!

    ALL of his grandkids definitely have wife’s and little Beebes of their own by now, chief.

  9. superfanentertainment says:
    June 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    2ruefan says:
    June 21, 2019 at 11:51 am
    superfanentertainment

    Father not “GRANDfather”…doofus

    *****************”

    Dude….do you have ANY idea how old Don Beebe is????????

    Heres a hint….he played played for the Bills when they lost 3 STRAIGHT super bowls!

    ALL of his grandkids definitely have wife’s and little Beebes of their own by now, chief.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Don Beebe is Chads father. Do you know how to use google, chief?

  10. Hopefully Chad can stay healthy. He isn’t the biggest or the fastest receiver but he runs routes very well and catches the ball, unlike Treadwell. It was fun watching his dad back in the day too.
    The only reason Treadwell is still around is because of his 1st round draft guaranteed money. I wonder if he’ll still be around when the season opens.

  11. Looks like Vikings fans are just eating up coach praise. I thought that Packers fans were the only ones who did that
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    Waffle i see no declarations of an “expected second year jump” ( is that even a thing?) or postion lists declaring greatness.
    We’ll leave that type of talk and emojis to you and free and other Packer fans

  12. ALL of his grandkids definitely have wife’s and little Beebes of their own by now, chief.
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    Don Beebe is 54. I suppose if he had a kid at 18 and his kid had a kid at 18 and his kid’s kid got married and had a kid at 18, your statement could be correct. Except you said multiple grandkids, wives (or wife’s), and little Beebes, so maybe if they all had twins?

  13. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Waffle i see no declarations of an “expected second year jump” ( is that even a thing?) or postion lists declaring greatness.

    +++++

    How about you stop your several screennames’ declarations the Viking roster is: 1) loaded with talent; 2) led by an accomplished head coach; 3) employing the best cap guy in the business.

    And we’ll call it square. You can still hate Aaron Rodgers.

  14. How about you stop your several screennames’ declarations the Viking roster is: 1) loaded with talent; 2) led by an accomplished head coach; 3) employing the best cap guy in the business.

    And we’ll call it square. You can still hate Aaron Rodgers.
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    I have 1 sn and I only ever do the latter. The closest to the former you’ll see from me is an occasional “I trust in zim” and “it’s great the Vikings don’t have a garbage roster” and “wow they signed yet another player”

  15. Alan Light says:
    June 21, 2019 at 11:40 am
    You can count on Zim for a top 5 defense, getting real confident the Vikings will have a top 10 offense and recapture the NFC North.

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    Not even close. The Bears will walk away with the North this season, and I think The Lions will take 2nd, leaving the two worst fanbases in the league fighting for the scraps at the bottom this season, and for many seasons to come.

  16. It has never been the year of the cat, and it won’t be for a long, LONG time.

    Bears 13-3
    Packers 12-4
    Lions 7-9
    Vikings 6-10

  17. O for 59 says:
    June 22, 2019 at 10:28 am
    It has never been the year of the cat, and it won’t be for a long, LONG time.

    Bears 13-3
    Packers 12-4
    Lions 7-9
    Vikings 6-10
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    Hey free, the Packers should try getting a quality road win, getting a winning record and actually beating the Lions before you make some bold predictions.

  18. Hey free, the Packers should try getting a quality road win, getting a winning record and actually beating the Lions before you make some bold predictions.

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    Hey, Cheese. I’m not free. But I will say that the Packers are trending upwards and the vikings are decidedly not.

    Your team went 13-3 and added a *better* QB and won 5 fewer games. Then didn’t do anything to improve. I’m being generous and we both know it.

  19. O for 59 says:
    June 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Hey, Cheese. I’m not free. But I will say that the Packers are trending upwards and the vikings are decidedly not.

    Your team went 13-3 and added a *better* QB and won 5 fewer games. Then didn’t do anything to improve. I’m being generous and we both know it.
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    Overpaying a journeyman offensive lineman and two pass rushers that have never had a 10 sack season doesn’t look like much of an improvement. Going from 7-9 to 6-9-1 isn’t trending upward unless the delusion has a firm grip.

  20. Hey, Cheese. I’m not free. But I will say that the Packers are trending upwards and the vikings are decidedly not.
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    Waffle I never said you were free. And while I usually scoff at most all off-season predictions i will give you this: it would be very very difficult for green bay not to trend up from the garbage they put on the field the last 2 years . hard but not impossible. And good luck getting the Packer’s 2nd ever winning season with a rookie head coach.

  21. cheesy………..the Vikings, with a guarantee in-place, and a most-vaunted defense, and with the two best wide receivers in the history of the game, accomplished exactly the same thing as Green Bay last season. Nothing.

    And you’re proud. Wow. You must be out of confetti, because all you’re throwing into the air is hopes, wishes, and prayers.

  22. stellarperformance
    So putting your exaggerations aside, if any team hasn’t won it all, the fans should just give it up and not root for their team at all, so then the NFL can just fold up and shut down. OK, got it, thanks.

  23. if any team hasn’t won it all, the fans should just give it up and not root for their team at all,

    +++++

    root for your team all you want, but stop trying to tell us how great everything associated with your franchise is when you have two playoff victories since Hurricane Katrina. If that applies…

  24. packertruth
    There’s gonna be some fans that take it too far. I myself have ran into way too many Packer fans who think they’re the greatest since sliced cheese, along with many Cowboys bandwagon fans.
    Ah, but what the hell do I know.

  25. Ono of the biggest problems plaguing the Vikings all these years is poor effort. That franchise needs to develop some professional pride and learn to compete at the level of the elite NFL franchises. They just don’t seem to care about winning in MN.

  26. The Vikings should know what Chad brings to the team by now. He looked good at times before injury last year too. I just don’t know if Chad has the upside that Dillon Mitchell has.

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