After the Jordan Addison Mishap — Now What?

Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison watching a video of himself on draft night — accidentally hanging up on the Vikings general manager and head coach. Minnesota selected Addison with the 23rd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

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Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison was watching a video of himself on draft night – accidentally catching the eye of the Vikings’ general manager and head coach. Minnesota selected Addison with the 23rd overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Minnesota Vikings rookie Jordan Addison was charged with reckless driving in the Twin Cities on Thursday morning after traveling 140 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.

The playmaker is scheduled to attend Vikings training camp on Sunday, and it’s unclear whether the offense makes the change in scheme.

After the Jordan Edison Accident – Now What?

Minnesota will look to Edison as a replacement for Adam Thilen in 2023 and beyond, as the longtime Viking was released in March and joined the Carolina Panthers about a week later.

Therefore, now what on Edison?

domino effect

March 3, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California wide receiver Jordan Addison (WO01) talks to the press at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports.

Time is the only thing that will solve this puzzle.

You might look back in eight or so years and think, “Do you remember that time Edison busted in the summer of 2023?” And it may be strange to consider that he has since ‘figured it out.’

Otherwise, depending on the pattern of behavior, this could be the first of many bad or wacky deeds by the new Viking. It is up to him to decide whether this reckless driving charge is a one-off or not.

No matter how you frame it, the offense hasn’t been a good start for Addison in Minnesota, but his performance after that — on and off the field — will decide whether the 140 MPH nugget is a domino effect.

If he is selected for something else the following year, this event will retrospectively appear to be the first sign of poor decision making.

learned a lesson

April 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; USC wide receiver Jordan Addison on the podium after being selected twenty-third overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Addison, on the other hand, is just days away from socializing with teammates—almost every day for the next six months. The training camp will start from July 23. Let a coach or veteran player whisper in his ear that destroying Interstate 94 isn’t worth it. they might want to google Henry Ruggs for him on his phone.

Reckless driving is not ideal, but it is not a premeditated malicious offense either. This is foolishness and youth gone wild. Human has spoken First about the need for speed and it was taken to the road on Thursday morning.

Now, he needs to stop. Very easy.

essential whataboutism

August 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Ollie Udoh (74) holds on prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports.

in June, KSTP informed of Regarding Vikings offensive lineman Ollie Udoh, “A player for the Minnesota Vikings was convicted three separate times in May for a driving violation that allegedly included speeds of 97 mph in a 55 mph zone. Olisemeka Udoh, better known as Ollie Udoh, was convicted of speeding on two separate days and negligent driving on a third day,” according to court records. The first citation was issued just before 8 p.m. on May 4, 2023. It is alleged that Udoh was driving at 97 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-94 near Highway 61 in St. Paul.”

Udoh is 26 years old and has played for the Vikings for four seasons.

“Just two days later, on May 6, Udoh was cited for reckless driving near I-35E and Cayuga Street in St. Paul. The citation alleges that Udoh was speeding in and out of traffic and was driving in the carpool lane without any passengers. On May 25, Udoh received a third traffic citation around 1 p.m. Court records state that Udoh, driving at 64 mph in a 55 mph zone, veered off the ramp onto Highway 77 to the left lane. The ticket alleges that Udoh ransacked the window at the state patrolman as he was trying to explain the citation to Udoh,” KSTP wrote about Udoh’s violation.

No one cared about Udoh’s deeds. He is still with the team, was in minicamp in June and will be in training camp next Tuesday.

There’s nothing ideal about Addison’s or Udoh’s traffic violations, but in the grand scheme of life and the NFL, speeding-related citations equate to a nothingburger unless alcohol or injury is involved.

dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday raun sah And Sal Masala, His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. List of guilty pleasures: Peanut butter ice cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Bassett Hounds, and The Doors (band).

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