Watch Adam Thielen make the beautiful one-handed catch easy
Who needs two hands when you’re good enough to do routine takes with just one? That’s a perfect question for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, who was up to his old tricks on the practice field Tuesday.
There was a lot of buzz at the team’s organized activities last week after he hit the one-handed touchdown catch during 7-on-7 drills.
Well, this time around the site was a mandatory minicamp with the Vikings attack still locked in battle with the defense. During a two-minute mock drill with the score tied at 17 and 20 seconds on the clock, Thielen landed a touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins in a bid to bring the team closer to position. score before halftime.
Much has been said about the future at the receiver as Thielen is clearly still present, despite turning 32 in August.
It’s a nightmare for opposing defenses in cover against an attack with two players capable of doing the kind of circus holds that keep the chains moving.
Obviously, Justin Jefferson is one of the best receivers in the game right now. And yet he could attract so much attention that consistently creates winnable one-on-one matches for two-time Pro Bowler, Thielen.
It’s an embarrassment of riches for the Vikings to take advantage of this season.