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That Time Adam Thielen Was Nearly a Packer

We’re at that time of the NFL offseason the place the information is as gradual as a 3 legged sloth. However the NFL is a year-round enterprise and its followers’ appetites by no means appear to gradual.

It’s occasions like these that you end up looking the web for something and all the pieces associated to your staff. You linger on YouTube in mid July watching traditional performs and memorable moments to get your repair as you wait out the weeks earlier than the beginning of the preseason.

As I fed my obsession this previous weekend I got here throughout an unimaginable piece of data that I cant consider missed. Adam Thielen was virtually a Inexperienced Bay Packer??!! Sure that Adam Thielen, one of many league’s finest tales and one of many faces of the Inexperienced and Gold’s rival the Minnesota Vikings. He. May. Have. Been. A. Packer. For a franchise who appears to have spent the final decade debating the weapons put round their now disgruntled Corridor of Fame quarterback that is much more attention-grabbing than your regular what-if story.

Based on a 2013 Star Tribune Theilen interview the Packers had been one among solely two groups who approached him after a regional mix in Dallas and intimated their curiosity in drafting him. The Packers had a number of seventh spherical picks and had been in want of developmental vast receiver expertise. Though Adam held out hope, the Packers selected to draft two completely different vast receivers within the seventh spherical, Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson, and the remaining was historical past. Theilen signed a contract with the Vikings and went on to turn out to be one of many league’s finest vast receivers and coolest tales. That’s like being in line at a gasoline station together with your enemy to purchase Powerball tickets. You purchase two and he buys one. You get paper cuts and he wins the jackpot.

The what-if’s are made even stronger as followers of each groups discovered of Thielen and Rogers friendship by way of Rodgers saying “Adam [Thielen] has turn out to be buddy over time.” after a golf course image went viral on social media this previous week.

Thielen adopted that up with an look on Pat McAfee the place he weighed in on the state of affairs.

“I feel he’s feeling fairly good. he’s been doing the Yoga factor or no matter he does and I feel it’s acquired him in a fairly good mindset. I noticed it on the golf course. Hopefully, he’s not taking part in this yr, only for [the Vikings] sake. However I’m positive he’ll be on the market slinging that factor round. You by no means know.”

You be taught one thing new about your staff day by day and the truth that I missed this nugget shocks me. Now for those who’ll excuse me I’m going to move again to trolling via Twitter to attempt to discover any actual indication of Aaron Rodgers plans.

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