When T.J. Hockenson was traded by the Lions hours before the NFL trade deadline, he wasn’t surprised. But he was pleasantly surprised that he was sent to Minnesota.
“I kinda knew. I had a little idea. I didn’t expect here, but obviously super, super excited to be here,” Hockenson said. “When I got here last night I was like, This is pretty sweet. Just excited to be here, for real.”
Hockenson said he’s already at work at learning the language of the Vikings’ offense.
“I’m grinding. I got in last night and they gave me my iPad,” Hockenson said. “I’m trying to learn this offense as much as I can. There’s a lot of ins and outs to it, but football is football. This will be my fourth offense now that I’ve been in throughout my career, so just learning new terminology.”
One major change for Hockenson is his place in the NFC North standings: The Lions have finished last every year Hockenson spent in Detroit, and are in last place now. The Vikings are in first place, and now Hockenson is part of a playoff race for the first time.
T.J. Hockenson: I expected to be traded, but not to the Vikings originally appeared on Pro Football Talk