Three Adam Thielen Free Agency Destinations
The Minnesota Vikings are set to release wide receiver Adam Thielen on Friday. The 32-year-old receiver has been a mainstay in Minnesota for nine years, but his production had dropped significantly since back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances in 2017 and 2018. With a hefty cap hit, the Vikings chose to get out from under his contract in a move that will save them $6.4 million in 2023.
Now Thielen will hit the open market in an NFL landscape stocked with talented wideouts. He still has some juice left, and hauled in 70 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns in 2022. But that's a far cry from his 113-catch, 1,373-yard season in 2018. Still, he has excellent hands and could be useful if he isn't expected to carry the load on the perimeter. He isn't a No. 1 anymore.
Here's a look at three potential destinations for Thielen this offseason.