Adam Thielen Gives Ominous Quote on Vikings Future

Tyler Maher
Adam Thielen gave an ominous quote on his future with the Minnesota Vikings.
Adam Thielen gave an ominous quote on his future with the Minnesota Vikings. / Associated Press

Adam Thielen has been a fixture with the Minnesota Vikings for nearly a decade, earning a pair of Pro Bowl selections and establishing himself as one of the most reliable wide receivers in the NFL. But after nine seasons with the Vikings, the star wideout recently hinted that it could be time to move on.

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Thielen, 32, remains under contract with the Vikings through 2024, so he still has two more seasons with Minnesota. His comments about potentially playing elsewhere, however, suggest he could be unhappy and might soon request a trade.

The veteran pass-catcher -- who has been a Viking since 2014 -- has seen his role diminish in recent seasons with the emergence of Justin Jefferson as Minnesota's top receiver. Thielen's receiving yards per game declined for the second straight year to 42.1 -- his lowest total in a full, healthy season since becoming a starter. He also wasn't utilized as much in the red zone, as his 6 touchdowns were his fewest since 2017.

While Thielen mentioned that he hopes to retire with the Vikings, he's also realistic about the nature of business in the NFL. Players rarely stay with one team for their entire careers, so Thielen's well aware of the possibility of getting traded or signing elsewhere when he reaches free agency.

Time will tell if Minnesota gets Thielen more involved in the offense next year to keep him happy or tries to trade him while he still has value.

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