Denison native Jordan Taylor has signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos.
The terms of the deal are not known.
The wide receiver did not play in 2018 after undergoing off-season hip surgery. He was an undrafted free agent who spent the 2015 season on the practice squad but earned a championship ring when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50.
Taylor was on the active roster the following two seasons, totaling 29 catches for 351 yards and two touchdowns.
He visited both the Vikings and Seattle Seahawks last week before deciding on Minnesota, which will play at Dallas this coming season. The date of that game will be announced when the full NFL schedule is released on April 18.
Taylor’s time at Denison saw him at receiver only during his sophomore season, when he had 29 catches for 567 yards and 11 touchdowns. He switched to quarterback for the final two years and went 25-3 as the Jackets reached the region semifinals in 2008 and the state semifinals in 2009.
Taylor finished as the Jackets’ all-time leader with 3,729 passing yards and 40 touchdowns to go with 2,509 yards (ninth all-time) and 39 touchdowns rushing and was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection.
He then signed with Rice University and became a receiver full-time and finished his college career with 172 catches for 2,513 yards and 19 touchdowns.