Treadwell signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Sunday, Zach Klein of WSB-TV reports. 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.
Treadwell recorded nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown over 13 regular-season games in 2019. Treadwell didn't make the team out of training camp, but he rejoined the Vikings before Week 4 and played the remainder of the team's regular-season slate. The 2016 first-round pick logged more than 20 offensive snaps on just one occasion, which came in Week 17 when the team rested its starters. Treadwell was then a healthy inactive for the first playoff game before suiting up and logging just three snaps in Saturday's divisional-round loss to the 49ers. Treadwell will be an unrestricted free agent this spring, and even if he re-ups with the Vikings, he'll be far from a lock to make the roster.
Treadwell (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's playoff bout in New Orleans. 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.
Treadwell had two receptions for 42 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit. 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.
Treadwell secured one of two targets for a 58-yard touchdown in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday. The oft-maligned 2016 first-round pick was able to garner only his second career touchdown thanks to busted coverage down the right sideline in the fourth quarter. Treadwell's two best performances of the year have come since Adam Thielen (hamstring) initially got hurt, but that still hasn't amounted to much -- he has only six catches on 10 targets for 127 yards over the last six games. Treadwell could have a minor role in the passing game once again in Week 14 against the Lions if Thielen misses a fourth consecutive contest.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/06||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|11||11/22||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/29||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|13||12/06||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|14||12/13||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|15||12/20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|16||12/27||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|17||01/03||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3 Year Avg||35||21||229||1||12||10.90||28|