FantasySP / NFL / Adam Thielen FantasySP / NFL / Adam Thielen Copyright 2018 5270663 <![CDATA[Zimmer appreciates all that went into Cousins' 1-yard TD]]> Kirk Cousins’ first touchdown pass in live game action as a Viking  couldn’t have been any shorter.One yard.But that doesn’t mean it didn’t impress his head coach as much as a dead-on deep ball down the sideline.Asked today what impressed him most about Saturday night’s opening touchdown drive, Mike Zimmer first mentioned the way the offensive linemen fired off the ball. Then he mentioned Stefon Diggs’ touchdown catch. And then he got to the $84 million QB, who went 4 for 4 for 42 yards and a 150.0 passer rating in his only drive of the 42-28 preseason-opening win at Denver.“Really, the 1-yard touchdown pass that Cousins threw was a heck of a throw,” Zimmer said. “He was getting pressured and he got it out quick and stuck it in there. People probably don’t appreciate that kind of play as much as the one down the sidelines. But that was a really good throw.”And a throw — a slant pass through extra traffic at the goal line — probably isn’t one the Vikings would have called with Case Keenum a year ago. Cousins has the arm strength to zip that pass with confidence that it won’t get tipped. And he has receivers who can make that point-blank catch in Diggs and Adam Thielen.The Vikings skipped today’s morning walkthrough. They return to the practice field at TCO Performance Center from 2:45 to 5 this afternoon.]]> 5270663 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:18:01 EDT Minneapolis Star-Tribune <![CDATA[Adam Thielen on contract: I have an agent so I don’t have to worry about that]]> Adam Thielen signed a four-year, $19.2 million contract before last season and then led the Vikings with 91 catches for 1,276 yards during the regular season. Stefon Diggs finished second on the team in both of those categories and just signed a five-year, $72 million extension that gives him an average annual [more]]]> 5263308 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 9:54:01 EDT <![CDATA[Access Vikings: With Diggs' deal done, what's next for Thielen?]]> Adam Thielen renegotiate, or will the Vikings put their money towards one of a handful of players who are potentially worth big money?]]> 5263009 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 20:06:01 EDT Minneapolis Star-Tribune <![CDATA[Vikings' Thielen talks about Diggs' new contract]]> Adam Thielen talked about how he feels about Stefon Diggs' new contract and his mind-set going into the season.]]> 5262981 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:30:01 EDT Minneapolis Star-Tribune <![CDATA[With Stefon Diggs getting paid, Adam Thielen may be in line for a raise]]> Stefon Diggs is getting paid like a No. 1, even though he was No. 2 in production last year to Adam Thielen. And Thielen is getting paid like a No. 2. Or No. 3. Diggs now sits at $14.4 million per year, nearly $10 million more per year than Thielen’s annual average of [more]]]> 5261921 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:06:02 EDT