Minnesota Vikings Trade for Former Hawkeye Prior to Deadline
A splash move has been made. The Minnesota Vikings made the trade official late this morning, acquiring a veteran at a big position of need.
Following this weekend's injury to veteran Tight End Irv Smith Jr., the Vikings had a big need at the position. On Tuesday morning, Minnesota traded within its division to acquire former Iowa Hawkeye standout TJ Hockenson.
The move sends a pair of picks to each team, with Hockenson moving West to Minneapolis to join the first-place Vikings.
The Iowa Hawkeye product was an All-Big 10 selection in 2018, and also won the Mackey Award for the nation's best Tight End.
Since beginning his NFL Career, Hockenson was a Pro Bowler in 2020, and has hauled in 186 catches for 2,068 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns.
Here is an update on the official compensation:
The Minnesota Vikings travel to take on the Washington Commanders on Sunday, a 12:00 Noon kickoff time.
Sources: Tom Pelissero Twitter, Pro Football Reference (Stats), and TJ Hockenson Wikipedia