Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is recovering after being shot four time while visiting family in Washington D.C. monday night.
ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted out the following information:
"Vikings’ rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting an aunt in Washington DC. “Wrong place, wrong time,” said his agent Drew Rosenhaus. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK - that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.” - Adam Schefter on Twitter
Not to undermine this extremely serious event, Twyman and the Vikings have a lot to be thankful for. This could have turned out a lot worse.
The Vikings have been informed of the situation and from an injury standpoint, Twyman looks like he has no serious injuries.
Schefter added to his tweet:
"Vikings have been apprised of the situation with Jaylen Twyman, who was in a car when he was shot. There were superficial, exit wounds, Drew Rosenhaus said. Twyman does not need surgery. Xrays were negative. The anticipation is he will make a full recovery."
Twyman was drafted in the 6th round with the 199th overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft. That was the same spot that the Patriots found Tom Brady.
He played college football at Pitt where he was a standout defensive tackle. His draft stock fell because he opted out of the 2020 season for family reasons. The Vikings felt they found good value in Twyman in the 6th round.
This already had the potential to be an amazing story. Now there will be even more reason to root for Jaylen Twyman's success in the NFL.