Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell On Trade Block

In three seasons, Laquon Treadwell has not come especially close to justifying his draft slot (No. 23 overall in 2016), and the Vikings predictably did not pick up the wideout’s fifth-year option in May. As training camp has progressed, Treadwell trade rumors persist.

Believed to be available during the draft, Treadwell is back on the trade block, Albert Breer of notes. Specifically, the emergence of second-year UDFA Chad Beebe has prompted the Vikings to make Treadwell available.

Despite Beebe catching just four passes as a rookie, he and former Broncos backup Jordan Taylor were listed ahead of Treadwell on Minnesota’s initial 2019 depth chart. Although neither Taylor nor Beebe is a sure bet to produce, their depth chart placement is obviously concerning for Treadwell’s 2019 prospects. The former Ole Miss talent has not been able to overcome the slow 40-yard dash time (4.63 seconds) he posted at his pro day, joining receivers Corey Coleman and Josh Doctson as underwhelming out of the 2016 first round. Treadwell finished 2018 with a career-high 35 catches but posted only an 8.6-yard average.

Of Treadwell’s $1.8MM base salary, $1.15MM is guaranteed. The Vikings have both starters, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, now making at least $14MM per year — the first NFL team to have two receivers in this salary bracket. Finding cheap auxiliary help for the veteran-heavy team will continue to be a goal. They just unloaded a fifth-round pick for Kaare Vedvik and perhaps would like to recoup that in a Treadwell trade. The Vikings would likely accept a Day 3 choice for the contract-year receiver, Breer adds.

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12 comments on “Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell On Trade Block

    • jeb39999

      Unless the Vikings package a pick with Treadwell I don’t see teams lining up to trade for him.

  1. ClancyJ

    At best we’re able to get a conditional 6-7th round pick from the Giants or somebody with a terrible GM.

      • bravesfan88

        I see why you’re confused @giantboy99…I’ll gladly clear it up for you, I think I understand pretty much what he is saying.

        He meant, “at least they, being the Vikings, can still get a conditional 6th or 7th round pick for Treadwell from the Giants, or some other team that also has a terrible GM, like the Giants, because Gettlemen is terrible. Also, because he is awful, meaning he isn’t good at his job.

        Hopefully that clears it up for you..

  2. dalrob

    Love all the experts on here that are in the know. The comments are more interesting the stories.

  3. wrigleyhawkeye

    If the Vikings get a pick, any pick, even a conditional, or even a Gatorade bottle for Treadwell I’m gonna fly up to Green Bay and punch someone in the face for getting nothing, nada, zilch for Mike Daniels.

    • Tankittothelimit

      No one was going to give up anything in trade to take on Daniels’ $10M+ contract when they knew he would be released eventually anyway.

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