Purple Rumor Mill: Jefferson Makes History, Odell Beckham, Kene Nwangwu's Pace

Purple Rumor Mill: Jefferson Makes History, Odell Beckham, Kene Nwangwu's Pace
Sep 11, 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United states Minnesota Vikings large receiver Justin Jefferson. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-United states of america Now Athletics.

Purple Rumor Mill

VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-working day chronicle every 7 days. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two places — content on Saturday and Sunday — for overview. These days is the November 27th edition.

Recall — rumors are rumors. What you read on weekends in these parts is what the environment is talking about pertaining to the Vikings, not automatically things that will appear to fruition.

Rumor: Justin Jefferson has set with each other the ideal-first 3 seasons by a vast receiver in NFL history.

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Oct 30, 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa Minnesota Vikings broad receiver Justin Jefferson. Necessary Credit history: Brad Rempel-United states Today Sports activities.

Of program, this just one is accurate, but there are a number of caveats.

Foremost, the most-in-to start with-a few-several years acquiring yards stat would belong to Odell Beckham if not for injury. Beckham performed 43 online games in his very first 3 strategies, whilst Jefferson is on pace for 50 games. With men tallying 100+ yards per sport like this, the game variance is huge. On the other hand, Jefferson even now has 6 games to pad his guide.

Way too, Jefferson doesn’t score touchdowns like Beckham or Randy Moss. As a result of 3 seasons, Jefferson at the moment has 4,248 yards and 22 getting touchdowns. Moss developed 4,163 yards and 43 touchdowns. When compared to Moss, Jefferson is a “yards male.”

The document belongs to Jefferson, however, and his achievements are beautiful, in particular because some Vikings enthusiasts almost died when Stefon Diggs was traded.

Rumor: Odell Beckham stays a free agent and could continue to theoretically land with the Vikings.

Sep 8, 2022 Inglewood, California, United states of america American soccer participant Odell Beckham Jr. Obligatory Credit: Kirby Lee-Usa Today Sporting activities.

Each individual time the Vikings get, the possibilities of Beckham joining the Vikings climbs. Beckham is like a hitman “these days,” obtainable to the greatest bidder with the most effective Tremendous Bowl-bound record.

But Vegas does not believe Minnesota is in play for the Beckham Sweepstakes. It is the other excellent groups who have the finest odds of signing him. Have a glimpse at betting moneylines from OddsChecker.

The Vikings are nowhere to be discovered irrespective of a fancy 9-2 document. Beckham almost certainly will not close up in Minnesota, and it’s a very little odd that Vegas has effectively disregarded the Vikings as a landing spot.

T.J. Hockenson was the Vikings splashy pass-catcher addition for the midseason Vikings.

Rumor: Kene Nwangwu is on an incredible speed returning kick returns for touchdowns.

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Oct 2, 2022 London, United Kingdom Minnesota Vikings operator Zygi Wilf (suitable) greets running back Kene Nwangwu. Necessary Credit: Kirby Lee-United states of america Right now Sporting activities.

Only 8 other previous NFLers have pulled off what Nwangwu has by way of 22 profession games:

Players with 3+ Kick Return TDs,
through 1st 22 Career Video games,
NFL Record:

🏈 Raymond Clayborn
🏈 Jacoby Ford (experienced 4)
🏈 Percy Harvin
🏈 Devin Hester
🏈 Tony Horne
🏈 Jerome Mathis
🏈 Kene Nwangwu
🏈 Tamarick Vanover
🏈 Darrick Vaughn

If Nwangu stays healthier, he’s on tempo to split the all-time NFL document of 9 kick return touchdowns, held by former Viking Cordarrelle Patterson, in a little more than 3 years. At his correct latest tempo, Nwangwu would break the file someday in 2025 at age 27.

Most returners sluggish down or return to Earth in terms of return touchdowns, although. It is just the way it goes. But his pursuit of Patterson will be enjoyable to keep an eye on.

He generally usually takes just one to the property every single seven online games.


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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his everyday YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each individual Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Detailed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).