The pressure is on for the Minnesota Vikings to improve rescue In 2023, as the organization scraped the bottom of the barrel in points and yards allowed in Kevin O’Connell’s first season.
A Viking Weirdly Listed as ‘Under Pressure’ in 2023
However, the offense performed quite well in 2022, finishing fourth in passing touchdowns, seventh in yards, eighth in earned points and eighth in redzone TD percentage.
so when CBS Sports The theory that ‘rookie wideout’ Jordan Addison was said to be ‘under the most pressure’ was one of the NFL players this week, a bit strange.
In fact, CBS Sports‘ Cody Benjamin Defines 14 Non-Quarterbacks under the most pressure It’s 2023, and Edison – a 21-year-old – somehow made the cut. Addison will play the WR2 or WR3 role for the 2023 Vikings, and he obviously has a lot at stake.
Benjamin explained, “Justin Jefferson is so good that Minnesota can still win games relying only on him and TJ Hockenson in the passing game. But as we’ve seen before, on rare occasions Jefferson is outdone by Kirk Cousins and Co. Goes downstairs.
Minnesota used the 23rd overall pick on Addison in a spot where many Vikings minds had speculated the club would choose a defensive player, trade back, or both.
Benjamin concluded, “Addison may be a novice, but he will be asked to fill Adam Thielen’s spot immediately, working with KJ Osborne.”
An immediately productive Addison would be wonderful for the Vikings offense, but it isn’t entirely necessary. O’Connell has the aforementioned Osborne, a man who believed He Thielen was a WR2 from the time he was released until the NFL Draft.
Because Edison is a first-rounder, he should produce immediately. That’s how the world works for the modern offense-happy NFL. However, if he ‘only’ registers 400-500 yards or some such, all is not lost. Addison is young enough to ‘take his time’ if needed while Minnesota’s attack matures.
Benjamin also nominated Vikings outside linebacker Marcus Davenport for the ‘most pressure’ category, but his inclusion makes sense. Davenport, a starting edge rusher, projected just 0.5 sacks in 2022, meaning his totals must increase this season to keep the starting job in business. Davenport has revealed that he is ‘starting from zero’ this season, wearing an even number. 0 for the first time in Vikings history.
The Vikings’ regular season begins two months from today, hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10 at US Bank Stadium.
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).