T.J. Houshmandzadeh in Purple...Could It Happen?

Michael TreeceCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2009

We all know who T.J. Houshmandzadeh is, is it actually possible we could see him in purple next season? It may be something the Vikings have successfully kept quiet over the past few days.

In an interview on ESPN, T.J. Houshmandzadeh said he was so nervous he may even lose some sleep tonight. When asked about teams he might like to join, Houshmandzadeh listed four teams, and one of them was the Minnesota Vikings.

Houshmandzadeh seemed particularly happy when the thought of playing with Adrian Peterson came up. Good news for Vikings fans is that Houshmandzadeh would likely be in single coverage here a lot, and Houshmandzadeh said he would win “98.6 percent of the time” when he is in single coverage.

Houshmandzadeh would certainly bring a threat to the passing game. Houshmandzadeh is likely the best possible upgrade the Vikings could get in this off season, and the move would certainly please the fans.

T.J. probably does not mind the fact that Bernard Berrian got a major deal last season from Minnesota either.

The impact of T.J. on offense would likely put the Vikings offense near the top of the league. After building up a respectable offense last season, the additions of T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Sage Rosenfels will likely make the Vikings a solid threat through the air and on the ground.

Even if Rosenfels does not start, he will certainly provide plenty of heat to make Tarvaris Jackson either perform, or enjoy the bench in 2009.

Houshmandzadeh would provide the Vikings with a solid No. 1 wide receiver and alongside a pretty good No. 2 in Bernard Berrian, teams could no longer beat the Vikings by just loading the box every play.

Add Bobby Wade in the slot, Vinsanthe Shiancoe developing as a solid TE, and Chester Taylor as a relief for Adrian Peterson, and the Vikings are likely a serious offensive threat.

Although it is just a rumor right now, it is fun to think of the possibilities that Houshmandzadeh would bring to the Vikings offense in 2009.

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