All good things must come to an end. After over a month of speculation, the dreaded news that Vikings fans worldwide had feared has become a reality.

After a storied career in purple, Adam Thielen's time with the team has come to an end (for now).

Per Tom Pelissero on Twitter, the Vikings will part ways and release the 32-year-old veteran wideout today:

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As noted above, Thielen not only represented the Vikings well in his career, but did so as an unheralded local prospect. The Minnesota State graduate embodied everything about what a Vikings football player should be, and will be sorely missed in the Twin Cities.

Over his career which has spanned 9 seasons thus far, Thielen has earned a trip to 2 Pro Bowls, and has recorded 6,682 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns. Believe it or not, despite his success Thielen has just recorded two 1,000 yard seasons, in 2017 and 2018.

Last season was a bit of a drop off for the veteran, catching 70 passes for 716 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Sources: Tom Pelissero Twitter and Pro Football Reference (Stats)

Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.


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