Where On The Field is Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson?


After Cordarrelle Patterson’s opening kickoff touchdown for 105 yards he seemingly was fazed out of the game. In total he played for six offensive snaps— but he managed two passes for 14 yards.

Patterson, who was a first round draft pick for the Vikings, was on the field for one more play than he was in Week 1 against Detroit, but still less than converted quarterback Joe Webb, who lined up for seven plays in Chicago.

Which seems like a waste of first round draft pick, and Coach Leslie Frazier seems to agree.

“We’re going to get that rectified,” Coach Leslie Frazier vowed Monday. “He definitely deserves to be on the field more. He’s shown that in the few snaps he’s gotten in these first two ball games.”

Out of the five other rookie receivers that went in the first or second rounds of the 2013 draft, only Tennessee’s Justin Hunter has played fewer offensive snaps through two games than Patterson, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Vikings traded four draft picks to the New England Patriots to select Patterson 29th overall.

“Hopefully, everything being equal, that should not be a part of the conversation next week,” Frazier said. “We want to get him on the field. He’s one of our explosive players, for sure. We see what he does when he gets the ball in his hands. We’ve got to find a way to get him on the field.”