Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell

Wide Receiver #11
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 221 lb.
Born:June 14, 1995
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (23)
Draft Team:MIN

Laquon Treadwell: Heading to Atlanta

Treadwell signed a contract with the Falcons on Sunday, Zach Klein of WSB-TV reports.

Analysis: Treadwell hasn't lived up to his draft status as a first-round pick of the Vikings in 2016, but perhaps a change of scenery will help him take flight in Atlanta. Expectations should be tempered, as Treadwell will have a hard time carving out a major role in a deep receiving corps headlined by Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.

March 22, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Another rocky season

Treadwell recorded nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown over 13 regular-season games in 2019.

Analysis: Treadwell didn't make the team out of training camp, but he rejoined the Vikings before Week 4 and played in every game for the rest of the regular season. The 2016 first-round pick logged more than 20 offensive snaps on just one occasion when the team rested its starters in Week 17 versus the Bears, and Treadwell was a healthy scratch for the first playoff game. Treadwell will be an unrestricted free agent this spring, and even if he re-ups with the Vikings, they'll likely add depth at wide receiver via free agency or the draft this offseason.

January 15, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Won't face Saints

Treadwell (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's playoff bout in New Orleans.

Analysis: Treadwell hasn't recorded a catch since Week 14 of the regular season, and his role in Minnesota's offense now appears to have been marginalized with Adam Thielen back in action. Alexander Hollins will work as the No. 4 wideout in his stead.

January 5, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Two receptions Sunday

Treadwell had two receptions for 42 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Analysis: Treadwell continues to be a factor in the offense with Adam Thielen sidelined with a hamstring injury. He was productive in limited playing time (17 snaps on offense) a week after a 58-yard touchdown reception. He may not get many targets the rest of the season, especially when Thielen returns, but the oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick may have revived his career.

December 9, 2019 2:33 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Gets loose for long TD

Treadwell secured one of two targets for a 58-yard touchdown in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.

Analysis: The oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick was able to garner only his second career touchdown on a busted coverage of sorts down the right sideline in the fourth quarter, a scoring grab that started a Vikings comeback from a 34-17 deficit. While the rally would ultimately fall short, the touchdown grab represented a rare taste of success for Treadwell, who had only six receptions for 84 yards over eight games despite the absence of Adam Thielen for all but seven snaps since Week 8. Treadwell could have a role in the passing game once again in Week 14 against the Lions if Thielen misses a fourth consecutive contest.

December 2, 2019 9:29 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: No receptions Sunday

Treadwell did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Sunday's win over Denver.

Analysis: Treadwell played just seven snaps on offense as he's moved back to a deep reserve role after a surprising output in Week 9 with three receptions and five targets. He may not be active on game days if Adam Thielen returns from a hamstring injury after next week's bye.

November 18, 2019 12:58 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Has one reception Sunday

Treadwell had one reception for 15 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Treadwell played just seven snaps on offense and went out on a pass rout just once, according to Pro Football Focus, so don't get too excited. He's mostly in the game to be a blocker and is clearly behind Olabisi Johnson for the No. 3 receiver role.

October 14, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Reunites with Minnesota

Treadwell agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Vikings, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Analysis: A first-round selection by Minnesota in 2016, Treadwell tallied just 56 catches over his three seasons with the club before he was cut by the team Aug. 31. With No. 3 receiver Chad Beebe (ankle) likely to miss Sunday's game against the Bears and potentially more time beyond that, however, Treadwell will get a second chance with Minnesota. Treadwell's familiarity with the organization means he won't need much time to get up to speed with the offense, but it's not a given that he'll immediately step into Beebe's role as the team's third wideout. Rookie Bisi Johnson also lingers as a potential option to step in for Beebe behind starters Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

September 24, 2019 7:53 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Visiting Detroit

Treadwell worked out for the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Treadwell visited with the Bills earlier this week but left without a contract. The 2016 first-round pick was cut by the Vikings this offseason and is looking to revitalize his career after an unimpressive start. If Treadwell were indeed to latch on with the Lions, he'd likely have to content himself with a depth role behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola.

September 4, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Checking out Buffalo

Treadwell visited with the Bills on Tuesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Treadwell -- a 2016 first-round pick -- had an underwhelming start to his career with just 56 catches for 517 yards and a touchdown through his first three seasons with the Vikings. The team understandably cut him this offseason. Now, Treadwell is looking for a fresh start, and the 24-year-old still has enough time to make a turnaround. However, he doesn't have elite athleticism -- he ran a 4.64 second 40-yard dash and recorded a 33-inch vertical -- and he'd likely have to settle for a depth role even on the Bills.

September 3, 2019 10:40 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Cut by Minnesota

Treadwell was cut by Minnesota.

Analysis: The 2016 first-round draft pick caught just 56 passes for 517 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons. He seemed set for a release when the Vikings didn't pick up the fifth-year option in his rookie contract. He may have a hard time catching on with another NFL team or even a practice squad given his struggles.

August 31, 2019 10:18 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Grabs three passes

Treadwell caught all three of his targets for 30 total yards during Thursday's 27-23 preseason loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Treadwell recorded multiple receptions for the second time in his past three preseason games, getting involved early with a nifty 14-yard catch in traffic during Minnesota's opening drive. Still, the Vikings probably had hoped that Treadwell would not be playing in preseason finales when they took him in the first round three years ago. Minnesota isn't loaded behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, so there's value in Treadwell's experience, but it wouldn't be too surprising if Minnesota went with its unknowns over the first-round disappointment.

August 29, 2019 7:15 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Available to be dealt

According to Albert Breer of, the Vikings have made Treadwell available via trade.

Analysis: Treadwell hasn't panned out as a 2016 first-round pick, topping out at a 35-302-1 line on 53 targets last season. The presence of target hogs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs hasn't helped his cause, but Treadwell's standing has fallen enough that he's listed as a third-stringer behind Chad Beebe and Jordan Taylor on the Vikings' most recent depth chart. At this point, compensation for Treadwell may not be much more than a Day 3 draft pick in the most optimistic setting.

August 14, 2019 4:16 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Working with second-team offense

Treadwell is working with the second-team offense during OTAs on Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Even with Stefon Diggs skipping voluntary workouts, the likes of Jordan Taylor have been working ahead of Treadwell, who's entering the final season of his rookie contract after Minnesota declined to exercise his fifth-year team option earlier this month. There's still time for Treadwell to work his way back up the depth chart, but the Vikings have already seen plenty of what the 2016 first-rounder has to offer at this point.

May 22, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Fifth-year option declined

Minnesota officially declined the fifth-year option on Treadwell's contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Treadwell was scheduled for a $10.2 million salary in 2020, but the first-round bust won't be seeing a lick of it now that he's set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year. The Ole Miss product has produced just 56 receptions for 517 yards and one score in three seasons since entering the league in 2016.

May 1, 2019 2:53 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Vikings to decline 2020 option

The Vikings are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on Treadwell's contract, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He has a $10.162 million option in his contract for 2020.

Analysis: He'll be a free agent after this season as a result. The 2016 first-round pick has been a disappointment with just 56 receptions for 517 yards and one touchdown in three seasons. He could see a reduced role this season if the Vikings utilize more two-tight end sets with the acquisition of tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 draft.

April 30, 2019 9:39 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Small improvements in third season

Treadwell caught one of two targets for seven yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Treadwell finishes up the season with 35 catches for 302 yards and one touchdown -- all career highs. The former 2016 first-round pick hasn't come close to living up to his draft capital, but it's somewhat encouraging that Treadwell managed to slightly improve in 2018 -- though it shouldn't be forgotten that the 23-year-old's lack of production led to Aldrick Robinson and Chad Beebe passing him on the depth chart. With one more year left on his rookie contract, Treadwell will remain a developmental project for the Vikings in 2019.

January 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: First DNP since 2016

Treadwell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Analysis: Treadwell has been given every opportunity to establish a foothold behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in the Vikings' receiving corps. Since the team's Week 10 bye, though, Treadwell managed just seven catches (on 12 targets) for 42 yards and no touchdowns across five games, spurring coach Mike Zimmer to roll with Aldrick Robinson and Chad Beebe (who is returning from a four-game absence) behind the top duo.

December 23, 2018 8:54 AM EST

Laquon Treadwell: No catches in Week 15

Treadwell failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Week 15 wasn't too kind to Treadwell, as he finished without a reception for the first time in 2018. Granted, Kirk Cousins only completed 14 passes, but depth receiver Aldrick Robinson was able to finish with two catches for 44 yards and score despite playing seven fewer snaps than Treadwell. The third-year wideout will look to bounce back against the Lions on Sunday.

December 17, 2018 4:57 PM EST

Laquon Treadwell: Catches all targets

Treadwell caught all three of his targets for 16 yards in Monday night's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Treadwell, who has notably struggled with drops, at least caught everything thrown his way in Monday's poor offensive performance. While he's still gone four straight games with under 20 yards, the former first-round pick could perhaps regain some trust by continuing to haul in his spare looks.

December 10, 2018 8:51 PM EST

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