|Chance of Injury in 2021:||55%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||4.9%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||0.9|
Adam John Thielen will be 30 years old in the 2020 NFL season. Born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Thielen grew up a huge Vikings fan. He attended a local high school where he was a four-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, baseball, and golf. Thielen was All-Conference and an All-State selection in his senior year of high school for football while also excelling at golf. He went to Minnesota State Mankato University, a lesser-known state school in Minnesota.
He redshirted his freshman year, but in 2009, his second year at the school, he caught 21 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown. He stepped up big the next year winning Minnesota State Offensive Player of the Year with 41 receptions for 686 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The following season he was even better, catching 62 passes for 715 yards and 5 touchdowns. Finally, in his senior year, he caught 74 passes for 1,176 yards and 8 touchdowns. Additionally, he would return punts and sometimes kickoff returns as well.Thielen did not receive an invitation to the 2013 NFL Combine. Instead, he attended a Regional Combine in Chicago, where he performed well enough to be invited to the Super Regional in Dallas. He then demonstrated his athletic ability by running a 4.45-second 40-yard dash and an elite three-cone drill of 6.77 seconds. On his Pro day, Thielen measured at 6’ 1 ?” and weighed 192 pounds.
Thielen went undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft but attended a rookie tryout for the Minnesota Vikings where he signed a contract, but waived at final roster cuts. Minnesota chose to sign him to the practice squad. Thielen did see some preseason action as a wide receiver and on special teams.
The 2014 season Thielen had a strong preseason performance, which earned him a spot on the 53-man roster. He ended up playing in all 16 games but predominantly on special teams, only catching 8 passes for 137 yards and one touchdown. In 2015…
|Nov 3, 2019||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||Thielen left the game at Kansas City with a hamstring injury in his right leg in the first quarter. He missed 4 games|
|Oct 20, 2019||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||He suffered a hamstring injury midway through the first quarter of the game. He missed one game|
|Dec 18, 2016||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Thielen missed about 2 quarters but returned the following week.|