Super Bowl Champ Has Big Prediction for Jordan Addison

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In a recommitment to taking tops off opposing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings drafted WR Jordan Addison from USC last Thursday, a 1st-Round pick generally applauded by the team’s fanbase.

During a handful of 2022 games, defensive coordinators realized they could “sell out” to stop Justin Jefferson and beat the Vikings. The plan worked.

Super Bowl Champ Has Big Prediction for Jordan Addison

But it may not work anymore.

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In games where defenses attempt to tame Jefferson, the league’s reigning Offensive Player of the Year, the Vikings will introduce defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs to their finest Jordan Addison.

And the plan will work according to Super Bowl champion Bucky Brooks, who writes and produces content for Brooks won a Super Bowl with the 1996 Green Bay Packers and believes Addison can win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

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Brooks weighed in about Addison and OROY aspirations, “You need someone who can enhance what a quarterback does. Jordan Addison has an opportunity to do that. When you think about him playing opposite of Justin Jefferson, he’s going to get the 1-on-1 attention. He also has a veteran quarterback who is going to throw it all over the yard.”

A 5’11” 170-pound technician-like WR, Addison is expected to become the Vikings WR2 before too long.

“From a numbers standpoint, he could surpass 1,000 yards. He could put up 10 or more touchdowns. If he does that, that puts him not only in the conversation, it might put him in a situation where they have to etch his name on the trophy,” Brooks added.

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The 21-year-old recorded 3,134 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns in three seasons at Pittsburgh and USC.

Per Vegas Insider, these are the 2023 Offensive Rookie of the Year odds just days after the draft:

  • Bijan Robinson (ATL) = +350
  • Bryce Young (CAR) = +500
  • C.J. Stroud (HOU) = +650
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba = +700
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (DET) = +900
  • Anthony Richardson (IND) = +900
  • Jordan Addison (MIN) = +1600
  • Quentin Johnston (LAC) = +2000
  • Zay Flowers (BAL) = +2000
  • Jalin Hyatt (NYG) = +2500

Addison told Vikings coaches last weekend after joining the club, “I’m so excited to be here. I’m ready to work. This is where I want to be at. I’m glad I’m here. Three receivers went before me. That’s all the fuel I needed. I’m ready to go.”

Brooks has evidently paid attention to the fuel, plus Addison’s fit in the Vikings offense. Five Vikings players have won Offensive Rookie of the Year throughout NFL history: Percy Harvin (2009), Adrian Peterson (2007), Randy Moss (1998), Sammy White (1976), and Chuck Foreman (1973).

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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