Red Rumor Mill
VikingsTerritory’s Red Rumor Mill is a two-day chronicle every week. The entire week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two spots — articles on Saturday and Sunday — for evaluate. Lately is the November twentieth version.
Have in mind — rumors are rumors. What you learn on weekends in those items is what the arena is speaking about relating the Vikings, now not essentially pieces that can come to fruition.
Rumor: Justin Jefferson is on tempo and can hit 2,000+ receiving yards in 2022.
That is true, however the margin for error is paper-thin.
Jefferson is slated for 2,002 receiving yards via 9 video games, which means he should stay upright and wholesome whilst proceeding his barn-burning tempo. It’s undoubtedly imaginable — and is most likely a real 50-50 toss-up for realization — however the guy should be lovely flawless.
Fortunately, he’s getting the objectives, in order that received’t be an issue. He additionally has extra receiving yards via 9 video games than any Vikings participant in historical past.
Rumor: Kevin O’Connell may realistically win Trainer of the Yr, particularly after the Eagles in any case misplaced a recreation.
O’Connell is a +350 wager to win the NFL’s Trainer of the Yr award, while Philadelphia’s Nick Sirianni is the frontrunner at +125.
This one will come all the way down to who has a greater common season report. For the reason that Eagles misplaced to the Washington Commanders in Week 10, the Vikings can somewhat catch Philadelphia for the NFC’s No. 1 seed.
If that occurs, O’Connell, now not Siranni, will win Trainer of the Yr. Brian Daboll (NYG) or Mike McDaniel (MIA) will input the chat in the event that they each falter or cave in.
Rumor: Adam Thielen has misplaced a step and almost definitely received’t regain top shape.
Thielen remains to be on tempo to accrue 800+ receiving yards and a handful of touchdowns. However sure, this one is almost definitely correct.
The storied wideout is 32 years previous, and that is the time when maximum veteran extensive receivers start to taper off except they’re named Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, or Larry Fitzgerald. The ones males performed perpetually.
Experience it now, as we could be encountering the “finish of Thielen” and now not absolutely comprehend it.
TE T.J. Hockenson will proceed to scouse borrow “Thielen’s objectives.”
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day by day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Indexed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).