Minnesota Vikings: Laquon Treadwell to Cowboys for Cameron Fleming
After registering one catch as a rookie in 2016, and only doing marginally better in 2017 (20 receptions for 200 yards), Treadwell has had multiple critical drops and has done little with an increase opportunity this year as the Vikings’ No. 3 wide receiver. Aldrick Robinson’s two-touchdown game in Week 4, just over week after signing and with his past connection to Kirk Cousins in mind, signaled a likely reduction in Treadwell’s snaps count going forward.
Treadwell may simply not be an NFL-caliber wide receiver, which will go down as miscalculation by the Vikings and anyone else who tabbed him as a first-round pick. But he pretty clearly needs a change of scenery, and perhaps a different coaching voice or two in his ear, and there’s no way the Vikings will pick up his fifth-year option for 2020.
The Cowboys’ lack of wide receiver talent is well-documented, but they are in position to take some calculated risks to change that. The Vikings need some offensive line reinforcements, and someone with Fleming’s ability to play tackle and guard looks like a solid fit.
The Vikings would love to get something of value for Treadwell, while there may still be a perception of upside attached to him. If Dallas is willing to part with a backup offensive lineman to take that flier, a deal could be done quickly.