5 Things to Know About New Vikings WR Jordan Taylor

View photos of new Vikings WR Jordan Taylor during his time with the Broncos.

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings added depth to the wide receivers group Monday with the addition of Jordan Taylor.

The 27-year-old had been with the Denver Broncos for the past three seasons.

Here are five things to know about Taylor:

1. Reunited with Kubiak

Taylor played in all 16 games for Denver in the 2016 season, when Vikings Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor Gary Kubiak was finishing up his final season as a head coach for the Broncos.

2. Pro stats

Although Taylor has never started a game, he played in 26 total contests with Denver. He has 29 total receptions for 351 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his career. He also has 11 career punt returns for 103 yards.

3. Plenty of size

Taylor, who missed the entirety of the 2018 season as he underwent surgery on both hips, becomes one of the biggest wide receivers on Minnesota’s roster. The 6-foot-5 Texas native is the tallest wide receiver on the team, and for comparison’s sake, is the same height as All-Pro defensive end Danielle Hunter.

4. A former Owl

Taylor played collegiately at Rice, where he had 172 receptions for 2,512 yards and 19 touchdowns in 42 career games. Taylor is currently the lone Owl on the Vikings roster.

5. Suit up!

Taylor helped former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning work his way back from a foot injury during the 2015 season when the wide receiver was on the practice squad. As a token of appreciation for running routes for Manning, the quarterback got him a custom suit for Denver’s trip to San Francisco for Super Bowl 50.

Advertising