How Adam Thielen became a top wide receiver

Adam Thielen is one of my favorite wide receivers in the NFL. While he’s a fantastic route runner, what really impressed me the most was his ability to adjust, track, and catch the off schedule throws by his quarterbacks. Additionally, his versatility makes him so valuable. In this video breakdown, I tracked over 200 plays to discuss the general trends of how he lined up and what his best routes were. Based on how he’s used, I think it’s going to be very hard for many teams to stop him.

Samuel Gold

Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns.