Wide receiver Adam Thielen has spent the entirety of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. And even though he was already a fan favourite, he may have cemented his place amongst Vikings fans. Thielen spoke about the Vikings biggest rivals, the Green Bay Packers, and definitely went to some extremes.
Adam Thielen became a household name in Minnesota after making back to back Pro Bowls in 2017 and 2018. The wideout went undrafted in the 2013 NFL draft. But went on to try out for the Minnesota Vikings who eventually gave him a 3-year contract. So his loyalty to the Vikings is unparalleled.
The story of Adam Thielen:
• 0 Div. I offers in high school
• Accepted $500 scholarship to Div. II Minnesota State
Went undrafted in NFL Draft
• Made Vikings practice squad
• Today, becomes first player in Super Bowl era to have 100 rec. yards in team’s first 5 games pic.twitter.com/oXSYX8frbX
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) October 8, 2018
The Vikings and the Packers have had a long-standing history. The NFC North Champs Green Bay Packers went an NFC best 13-3 record in 2020. But one of their losses came at home In Lambeau Plaza against the Minnesota Vikings.
Adam Thielen is not a fan of Lambeau Field.
“There’s nothing better than leaving Lambeau with a victory,” Thielen said on Golf.com’s Subpar podcast. “There’s literally nothing better. . . . The whole stadium’s not nice. There’s nothing fancy about it. It’s bleacher seats.”
ICYMI: Adam Thielen just destroyed the entire Green Bay organization and fanbase pic.twitter.com/VWbrCp3XkY
— Drew Lock Supremacy (@LocktoMinny) May 8, 2021
The Minnesota Vikings have the upper edge over their NFC North rivals the past 4 seasons. The Vikings have a record of 2-1-1 at the iconic Lambeau Field that past 4 seasons. But the Vikings would hope to do better in the entirety of the season.
While the Packers went 13-3 and almost made the Super Bowl, the Vikings ended the season with a losing record of 7-9. And Vikings fans would have hoped for better after an impressive 2019 season which included a playoff victory.
The good news for Vikings fans, however, is the dispute going on between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers situation. Rodgers and the Packers have played big brother for the majority of Rodgers tenure in Wisconsin, but that could be shaken up next season. The NFC North will be interesting to follow in 2021.