Mike Zimmer on Adam Thielen: "At the end of the day, you have to trust the player. If the MRI looks pretty good, you trust the player. If the player says he can play, you let him play & that's kind of what happened (at Kansas City).. MRI looked good, player said he could play"
Before making the NFL: ⬜️ Adam Thielen interviewed for an internship selling dental equipment ⬜️ James Harrison considered becoming a bus driver after getting cut 4x ⬜️ Kurt Warner was bagging groceries for $5.50 an hour Grind never ends.
Adam Thielen's story is so inspiring. -$500 scholarship to D-II Minnesota State -Undrafted in 2013 -Got an internship selling dental equipment -Made Vikings practice squad -Emerged as record-breaking NFL star
Adam Thielen: "At some point, you're not going to be able to run the ball for 180 yards, even with the best running back in the NFL. That's when you have to be able to throw the ball. ... You have to be able to hit the deep balls."
All went undrafted: ◻️ Adam Thielen ◻️ Phillip Lindsay ◻️ Doug Baldwin ◻️ Chris Harris Jr. ◻️ Antonio Gates ◻️ James Harrison ◻️ Jason Peters ◻️ Michael Bennett ◻️ Wes Welker ◻️ Kurt Warner ◻️ Tony Romo ◻️ Adam Vinatieri ◻️ Warren Moon ◻️ John Randle The ride doesn’t end today.
2009: Adam Thielen's only option was a $500 scholarship at Minnesota State. 2012: Undrafted 2014-16: Vikings paid him $1.5M total 2017: Gets $11M guarantee 11/23/17: Becomes 1st Viking since Randy Moss to have 1,000 yards receiving before end of November.
Adam Thielen’s only offer was a $500 scholarship from a D-II school. Now he's the only WR with 100+ receiving yards in each of his team’s first 5 games
7 straight games with 100 yards for Adam Thielen. UNBELIEVABLE
SIX STRAIGHT GAMES WITH 100 YARDS Adam Thielen is unstoppable