Chad Beebe hopes to land at No. 3 on Vikings’ receiver depth chart

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Few teams have the kind of drop-off that the Vikings have from their top two receivers to the rest of the bunch. In Minnesota, where starters Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen are among the best duo in the league, it’s still unclear who the No. 3 receiver will be.

Chad Beebe hopes it will be him.

After missing most of 2019 with an ankle injury, he appeared in 14 games last year, catching 20 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He wants more this season.

“Last year, I think I was just trying to flip the script because of a lot of injuries in my past,” Beebe said Monday, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “And I stayed healthy the whole year. I feel like I gained some momentum coming into this year by staying healthy and getting a lot of game reps, so I’m excited to see how it unfolds this year.”

The son of former NFL receiver Don Beebe, Chad entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018 from Northern Illinois.

With Bisi Johnson gone for the year after suffering a torn ACL, Beebe now competes with Dede Westbrook and K.J. Osborn for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

“It’s going to make us all better,” Beebe said. “In my case, it’s going to make me better, and that’s all you can ask for. I’m just going to leave it all out there. I’m a guy that, I don’t want to live with any regrets. So, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got and let the chips fall where they may.”

The chips could still fall in the shape of a homecoming for Minnesota native Larry Fitzgerald. A ball boy for the 1998 Vikings, Fitzgerald could be taking a wait-and-see approach as to whether the team will put a legitimate contender on the field in 2021. Until he officially retires or signs with another team, it’s a possibility that can’t be completely dismissed.

10 responses to “Chad Beebe hopes to land at No. 3 on Vikings’ receiver depth chart

  1. Dede might have the edge, but there will be opportunities for Beebe. Both are 27 and are all into their opportunities

  2. My heart would love to see Fitz in purple, my head says it probably wouldn’t end well.

  3. @purpleguy this is the Vikings we’re talking about. Just because Osborn has played lights out and drawn praise from McCardell in the process doesn’t mean Beebe gets cut. They love him too much. Hollins outplayed him last year too and Hollins got cut.

  4. @correctingerrors don’t try to equate Westbrook with Beebe as if there isn’t a huge difference in their abilities. Westbrooks numbers blow Beebe’s away. On top of that Osborn has outplayed him too

  5. Considering the Viking receiver depth is as shallow as a children’s splash pool, I think this guy’s chances are pretty good.

  6. K.J. Ozborn will be da man! The light lit in his second season and there will be no looking back. He’ll end up being better than Diggs ever thought of being. I watched him in college and once he gets it he is good…..

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