Thielen will be 32 this summer, a tender age for wide receivers as some venture into their 30s performing at a high level. And others fizzle out, usually due to injury. Evidenced by his latest comments to NFL Network, Thielen envisions his production in the former category.
Thielen said about the exploding market for WR contracts:
“Yeah, it makes me want to play the game a few more years. It’s going to be pretty well for wide receivers, [I’m} excited for [the guys that are getting paid] And also, it doesn’t hurt my future opportunities at all. “
– Adam Thielen
In March, the new Jacksonville Jaguars wideout Christian Kirk netted $ 18 million per season with a free-agent contract, an astronomical figure for a pass-catcher who’s never tallied more than 1,000 yards in a single season. After that, like wildfire, the WR market boomed, fetching $ 30 million annually for a player like Tyreek Hill, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins from the Kansas City Chiefs in March.
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