The View from VT: Former Viking Rejoining, Thielen’s 3 Ways, and Urged Yet Again

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
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The View from VT: July 6th, 2024

1) Former Viking Could Rejoin Team Soon: At the top of the running back room are a pair of players who inspire optimism: Aaron Jones and Ty Chandler. The RB3 spot, though, leaves some reason for concern. Re-adding Cam Akers does makes some sense, so we’ll see what happens.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (31) catches a pass in the second half as Chicago Bears linebacker T.J. Edwards (53) closes in to defend at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

2) 3 Ways Adam Thielen Can Return to the Vikings: He is still a legend in Minnesota. Truth be told, Thielen’s numbers in Carolina were a bit inflated by the way Carolina’s offense was functioning. One wonders how much explosion is still left in the veteran, but he could do well in the right role (WR3/4).

3) 2 Vikings Make the Cut as Top Players in NFL History: One could argue that Fran Tarkenton deserves a spot on the list. But, to be sure, there can be little debate about the inclusions. Defensive tackle Alan Page and wide receiver Randy Moss fully earned the honor. Page, though, should be higher on the list.

25 Years Ago Today, the Course of Vikings History Changed Forever
Sep 27, 1998; Chicago, IL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Minnesota Viking receiver Randy Moss (84) in action against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field . Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

4) Vikings’ Rookie Dubbed “Pest”: In this context, being a pest is a good thing. Listen to the Vikings’ GM talk about the young corner and see what kind of impression you’re left with. The sense one gets is that he’ll be gritty, scrappy, and competitive.

5) Vikings Urged – Again – to Sign Former Pro Bowler: The outside world is concerned about what Minnesota is going to do at WR3. In Eagan, however, there isn’t much sense of panic. The tight end room is deep and Aaron Jones is going to catch passes. Oh, and the top twosome — Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Addison — happen to be pretty good.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Jan 7, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) catches a pass for a touchdown and celebrates with wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during second half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.