The Minnesota Viking gave up a lot of draft picks to move back into the first round to get wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. In the first two weeks of the season he has only played 11 snaps despite showing flashes of brilliance. For instance last week he returned the opening kick-off for a touchdown.
From ESPN 1500 Twin Cities:
“We’re going to get that rectified,” Frazier said Monday when asked about Patterson’s playing time. “He definitely deserves to be on the field more. He’s shown that in the few snaps he’s gotten in these first two ball games.
“Hopefully, everything being equal, that should not be a part of the conversation next week. We want to get him on the field. He’s one of our explosive players for sure. We see what he does when he gets the ball in his hands. We’ve got to find a way to get him on the field.”
So far through the season Patterson has caught 3 passes for 24 yards. It is still baffling that the offense wouldn’t think to get him the ball after a game opening 105 yard kick off return.
“He doesn’t get lost, we’re well aware of his talents. Even on the smoke screen, when we threw it out and he got 14 yards. We’re well aware of his talents. He doesn’t get lost. But we’ll get it rectified.”