With the season fast approaching, plenty of NFL teams are starting to cut players that didn't impress them. Some players may be sweating over their future, but you won't find Laquon Treadwell worrying that much.
The Minnesota Viking wide receiver shared with Chris Tomasson that he has worked for his opportunities and isn't worried about the future. In fact, he made a timely pop culture reference about his current mental state:
Expanded Laquon Treadwell Lion King quote: “I’m not worried about (being cut). I have no worries. I’m like Lion King. Hakuna Matata. Honestly, I don’t. I just go out there and just continue to win. … Win my reps, win my one on ones, win on blocking. That’s about it.’’
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 30, 2019
It's an admirable trait for Treadwell to take things a day at a time and not worry about his future. However, it seems that this nonchalant attitude came from a more serious place.
His grandmother died recently, as reported by Tomasson at the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. He said that the loss put everything he has experienced in a different light for him and his family:
“I got the news right after after practice,’’ Treadwell said. “We have just been talking a lot (as a family), staying strong, just trying to be positive about everything and think about the good things about her and not technically the bad things on what actually happened.’’
Treadwell has had an underwhelming professional career after enjoying a breakout season at Ole Miss. He has only garnered 517 receiving yards in 56 receptions over three years of professional play. His catch percentage is at a respectable 61.5%, but his 2018 outing is at 66%. The number is nine percent better than his 2017 number.
Given his underwhelming numbers, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Vikings actually cut him. However, he will likely take it well while he looks for a new team to call home.