Brett Favre's Weapons: Sidney Rice

Ashton AContributor IDecember 17, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13:  Sidney Rice #18 of the Minnesota Vikings can not hold onto a pass in the endzone as he is defended by Johnathan Joseph #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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When he started his career in the NFL, he was a wide-out that was struggling to get a pass thrown his way.

Now, he leads the NFC in receiving yards. 

Brett Favre has found him a new favorite target; and he isn't the first former Gamecock (Sterling Sharpe). Favre has said before he loves throwing it Rice's way when he is one on one with a defender.

People first thought when Rice was drafted to Vikings in 2007 that he didn't have the speed to compete with the NFL's top corners. In his first two years at Minnesota, he totaled around 400 yards. People thought he was a wasted pick.

Before Favre was signed, Sidney met Larry Fitzgerald, the All-Pro WR for the Arizona Cardinals. Sidney learned a lot, and now on the football field, it shows.

Sidney had his first 100-yard game against the Ravens, and which he flirted around the 200 mark, finishing with 170.

A couple of weeks later, he shredded the Detroit Lion secondary with 201 yards receiving.  

Look for Sidney Rice to be one of the top WR in the NFL in the next couple of years. And with the help of teammates Favre, Peterson, Harvin, and new starting linebacker Jasper Brinkley (who also played with him at USC) to lead this Minnesota Vikings to possibly a Super Bowl ring.