Thielen also set an NFL record by recording at least 100 receiving yards in the first eight games of the 2018 season, and set a Vikings franchise record by adding nine such games last season.
that Randy Moss has held for most 100-yard games by a Viking wide receiver, "said Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels. "Randy Moss … you have Moss'd … one of the greatest of all time."
"Adam Thielen broke the record set by Randy Moss," Daniels added. "Yes, Adam Thielen is real, Man. "
" At first, I do not think he got the respect he deserves because he failed the eye test, "said Bears Cornerback Prince Amukamara," but he passed the Stat test. "[1
Thielen's colleagues in the NFL also praised his ability to run precise routes, and cornerbacks hinted he could do it on the field slippery.
"Adam has always been a great route skier," said Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback of the Vikings. "He makes a lot of mistakes in the wrong direction when you think he's going in one direction, he's the opposite. "
Added Packers Wide Receiver Davante Adams: I have big Re sigh in front of this guy. "
Colleague Stefon Diggs recalled a touchdown against the Lions, in which Thielen had changed his planned route to find the end zone.
"Certain things appear in the game you have to improvise," said Diggs. "That shows you how smart he is."
Thielen is the fifth Minnesota player listed on the annual list, which is based on the votes of the players .40 followed by Bear's Defensive Tackle, Akiem Hicks, Chargers Wide Receiver, Keenan Allen, Jets Safety, Jamal Adams and Chiefs Defensive Tackle, Chris Jones, with Charger Safety Derwin James closes the list.