EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Monday signed former Denver Broncos receiver Jordan Taylor, continuing to draw this offseason from the Rocky Mountains.
The 6-foot-5 receiver is trying to bounce back in 2019 after missing all of 2018 due to dual hip surgeries.
He appeared in 26 games from 2016-17, totaling 29 receptions for 351 yards (12.1 yards per reception) and two touchdowns on 45 targets (64.4 percent catch rate). Taylor also has returned 11 punts for a total of 103 yards (9.4 yards per punt return).
View photos of new Vikings WR Jordan Taylor during his time with the Broncos.
Taylor first joined the NFL as an undrafted rookie out of Rice in 2015, which was Vikings Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor Gary Kubiak’s first year as Denver’s head coach and Vikings Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator Rick Dennison’s first year as Broncos offensive coordinator.
Kubiak and Dennison were in the head coach and offensive coordinator roles with Denver from 2015-16, helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50 at the end of the 2015 season.
They were hired by Minnesota this offseason, along with former Broncos assistant coaches Brian Pariani and Klint Kubiak.
Taylor played collegiately at Rice and was incredibly consistent his final three seasons on campus. In each season from 2012-14, Taylor recorded at least 54 receptions and 826 yards. He totaled 20 touchdown catches for the Owls, including a career-best eight in 2013, and finished his college career with 176 receptions for 2,588 yards (14.7 yards per reception).