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Minnesota Vikings Insider reveals bold report on Jordan Addison

Minnesota Vikings Insider reveals bold report on Jordan Addison

Minnesota Vikings Insider reveals bold report on Jordan Addison

A lot of attention has been paid to Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson this offseason. His contract situation has been a major headline, but fellow wide receiver Jordan Addison is making waves.

When opponents game plan for the Vikings, Jefferson is the focal point of their offense. But, they will need to start including Jordan Addison more in 2024 and beyond.

According to Alec Lewis of The Athletic, the former Pittsburgh and USC product is turning heads this offseason in practice. He had some praise for the Vikings’ No. 2 receiver in a recent post.

“Jordan Addison is quite capable of extreme torture for the defense,” Lewis said. (H/T The Cold Wire)

The No. 23 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Jordan Addison was the fourth wide receiver off the board as all four were selected in a row. But of that group, the 2021 All-American and Biletnikoff Award winner has produced the most.

As a rookie, he played in all 17 games, starting 14 of them. He caught 70 of his 108 targets for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns. At times, he was the team’s No. 1 receiver while Jefferson and tight end TJ Hockenson battled injuries.

Those are strong numbers for a rookie, but even more impressive when you consider the circumstances he faced. The Minnesota Vikings started four different quarterbacks last season.

Kirk Cousins, who signed with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, made eight starts before tearing his ACL. Joshua Dobbs started four games but was ineffective. Nick Mullens started three, going 0-3, and Jaren Hall started the last two.

He will catch passes from a new quarterback again in 2024. The Minnesota Vikings signed Sam Darnold in free agency and selected Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy with the 10th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

But, confidence should be high that Jordan Addison will continue to produce at a high level regardless of who starts. If he can find success with Dobbs after being with the team for a few days, an entire offseason of working with Darnold and McCarthy is more than enough to get on the same page.

Even with his emergence, Jordan Addison is the second or third option that opponents will game plan for. This is something he can take full advantage of as a big Year 2 in the NFL could be on the horizon.