Laquon Treadwell is buried on the Vikings’ first unofficial depth chart

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It’s a make or break preseason for Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell. So far, he’s closer to breaking than making.

Treadwell, a first-round pick in 2016, is listed as a third-string receiver, putting him at either No. 5 or No. 6 in the pecking order.

The starters, obviously, are Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The second-stringers are Chad Beebe and Jordan Taylor. Treadwell appears on the third team, along with Jeff Badet.

Last year, Treadwell had a career-high 35 receptions for 302 yards and a touchdown. That’s not nearly good enough to justify the first-round pick the Vikings used to get him.

Treadwell is due to make $1.8 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. Of that amount, $1.15 million is guaranteed.

If Treadwell is released, the Panthers could be interested; Carolina offensive coordinator Norv Turner ran Minnesota’s offense when Treadwell was picked, and Turner had hoped to develop Treadwell into a Michael Irvin-type weapon.

39 responses to “Laquon Treadwell is buried on the Vikings’ first unofficial depth chart

  1. Kevin White or Laquon Treadwell, who is better? GO!

  2. Cut him, he is a bust. Looks like another Troy Williamson pick. I’d take Beebe, Taylor, and Badet over him.

  3. SaintsGotRobbed says:
    August 6, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    WHO DAT! It literally takes a ‘miracle’ to beat the Saints!
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    Or a safety that whiffs on the biggest play of the game. Or a rat faced coach that had karma drop on top of him like a ton of bricks. Hilarious.

  4. Rate This

    jonathankrobinson424 says:

    August 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Classic player that the Patriots will sign after he gets cut, and will suddenly blossom! I’ve seen this movie before

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    Plenty of Patriots news, go post there. This particular story has nothing for you.

  5. Replacing Treadwell with UDFA Chad Beebe will improve the offense immensely. I love that Stefanski isn’t even letting Treadwell sniff reps with the starters. We’ve seen enough to know that he can’t help the team. I wonder if there’s enough interest from somebody out there to give the Vikings a conditional 7th-round pick for him so they could get more salary cap savings.

  6. In Teddy We Trust says:
    May 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    ESPN found that Treadwell had the fastest 0-10 time of any of the wide receivers they tested. Isn’t that really how you get open?

    ++++

    Apparently not.

  7. In Teddy We Trust says:
    April 29, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Bad pro days allowed the Vikings to get Bridgewater and Treadwell. I’m glad the Vikings look at how a guy plays against other teams when they decide if he can play.

    ++++

    How glad are you?

  8. fmc651 says:
    May 2, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This is a good draft pick and packer fans saying otherwise doesn’t matter all all. They need to grow up and stop trolling here.

    +++++

    How about now?

  9. jonathankrobinson424 says:

    August 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Classic player that the Patriots will sign after he gets cut, and will suddenly blossom! I’ve seen this movie before
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    What? do you know how many receivers this team has tried to “blossom” in the just this past year alone? They are terrible evaluators of receiver talent. Edelman is ALL they have! Gordon doesn’t count because there was never a question about his skill. he’s an idiot and like clockwork, his idiocy came full circle last year. it will again this year if he comes back.

  10. 4th and 5th string corners can shut him down. I watched him in a preseason game I went to last year and he could not get open. he has no quickness or shifting ability. he’s just this tall, big WR that you have to hope is left open, and seeing how much he drops passes, maybe defenses will leave him open.

  11. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    July 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    If Norv gets this going for the Vikes, I will be jealous. Why can’t my Packers have a good offensive coordinator?

    +++++

    How many offensive coordinators ago was this?

  12. I still recall the day he was drafted. All the Viking fans were predicting great success, a big physical WR who would excel in the red zone.

    They just happen to overlook the fact that he can’t catch the ball. And he’s slow. And he can’t get open. And when he does, he couldn’t catch a cold.

  13. whatjusthapped says:
    August 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    I still recall the day he was drafted. All the Viking fans were predicting great success, a big physical WR who would excel in the red zone.

    They just happen to overlook the fact that he can’t catch the ball. And he’s slow. And he can’t get open. And when he does, he couldn’t catch a cold.
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    Please explain how Viking fans could know that Treadwell couldn’t catch the ball at draft time when all they knew was that he caught the ball a lot in college against SEC competition. 82 catches for 1,153 yards and 11 TDs his junior year. What about that screams to you “he can’t catch!”?

    Meanwhile, Rashan Gary had no production in college but you’re on here telling us he’ll be great as a pro.

  14. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Replacing Treadwell with UDFA Chad Beebe will improve the offense immensely. I love that Stefanski isn’t even letting Treadwell sniff reps with the starters. We’ve seen enough to know that he can’t help the team. I wonder if there’s enough interest from somebody out there to give the Vikings a conditional 7th-round pick for him so they could get more salary cap savings.

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    Oh, good! More guarantees! But Packers fans can’t be optimistic.

  15. Treadwell was a stud in HS, one of the best I’ve ever seen (absolute beast on D as well). He performed at a high level in the SEC. I haven’t followed him closely enough in Min to know why it hasn’t worked out, but I hope he’s able to find a situation where it works out for him. He’s a heck of a player and competitor

  16. He may find himself off the depth chart entirely before the season begins. They’d have to take a cap hit of ~$2.5M if they cut him but at least they could free up a roster space for someone who can play. This guy is a bust but hey, at least he made ~$9.2M during his time on the bench.

  17. Minneandperformance says:
    August 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    Replacing Treadwell with UDFA Chad Beebe will improve the offense immensely. I love that Stefanski isn’t even letting Treadwell sniff reps with the starters. We’ve seen enough to know that he can’t help the team. I wonder if there’s enough interest from somebody out there to give the Vikings a conditional 7th-round pick for him so they could get more salary cap savings.

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    Oh, good! More guarantees! But Packers fans can’t be optimistic.
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    Guarantees? Is it really going out on a limb to say that getting Laquon Treadwell off the field is good for the offense? You disagree with this?

  18. whenwilliteverend says:
    August 6, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    He may find himself off the depth chart entirely before the season begins. They’d have to take a cap hit of ~$2.5M if they cut him but at least they could free up a roster space for someone who can play.
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    Technically, they save money on the cap by releasing him. The $2.5 million goes against the salary cap but if they keep him the cap hit is $3.16 million. That’s a savings of over $600,000, and the guy who replaces him would probably be on a rookie minimum contract of around $500,000. There’s no downside to cutting him.

    But they could save the whole $3.16 million off the cap if they trade him. Can they trade him to another team for a conditional 7th round pick, where the conditions are something like he has to get 1,000 yards for the Vikings to get the pick? A team with cap space might like to take a look at a former first round pick to see if they could unlock that “untapped potential.”

  19. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    whatjusthapped says:
    August 6, 2019 at 2:58

    Meanwhile, Rashan Gary had no production in college but you’re on here telling us he’ll be great as a pro.
    ———-
    Queue up Billy Madison looking at Gary “That kid cant even read!”

  20. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 6, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    But they could save the whole $3.16 million off the cap if they trade him. …A team with cap space might like to take a look at a former first round pick to see if they could unlock that “untapped potential.”

    ++++

    I do hope you are joking.

  21. Get rid of him already! Cap hit or no cap hit! We have three or four receivers besides our number one and two that play better!

  22. Who could have anticipated that he can’t hold onto the ball. After practice he should do that Juggs machine and not stop until he catches 100 in a row without dropping one. Jerry Rice used to do that, also with bricks. The Vikings can’t cut him. He will go against the cap. They will just make him the last receiver on the depth chart. He is going to make 1 catch that wins the Vikings a game. Even Williamson did that.

  23. I watched him closely at training camp this week. He is slow of the line, his routes are still not crisp. 3rd string DBs are in his hip pocket…no separation. As soon as he does catch the ball he generally falls down with no YAC. Cut the man, move on, eat the $1.1m. Not quite as bad as the Williamson pick, but a close 2nd. ALL the other WRs have some explosion…he just looks lazy out there.

  24. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    What about that screams to you “he can’t catch!”?

    I watched the Packer Viking game and when it didn’t deflect off his hands for an INT, it went thru his hands for an incompletion.

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    Meanwhile, Rashan Gary had no production in college but you’re on here telling us he’ll be great as a pro.

    I never said anything about Gary so essentially you are making this up. But the truth of the matter is, there are 32 first round picks in various training camps in the NFL and nobody really knows how they will turn out. I personally hope Gary gets 3 sacks in the 2nd game of the season just to get you salty. We shall see.

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