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Report: Vikings sign RFA WR Adam Thielen to three-year contract

Adam Thielen
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Minnesota Vikings have signed restricted free agent wide receiver Adam Thielen to a three-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Though this may largely go unnoticed outside of Minnesota, this was likely a big priority for Minnesota heading into the offseason.

Thielen, quietly, was one of the better receivers in football last season. In addition to putting up nearly 1,000 yards on 69 receptions, Thielen ranked sixth in efficiency and ninth in yards above replacement when adjusted for defense, per Football Outsiders. He was also in the top 20 among receivers in Pro Football Focus grading.

Stefon Diggs has gotten more press as a fantasy football darling, but Thielen will likely be Sam Bradford’s top target next season. With question marks across the rest of the offense, it’s likely Thielen who will be asked to carry much of the load in Minnesota next season.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.