Look: TJ Hockenson's Quote About Getting Traded Goes Viral

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Tuesday's busy NFL trade deadline saw the Detroit Lions trade TJ Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings.

After spending more than the past three seasons with the Lions, the tight end seems excited about the change of scenery.

"That's really what we're doing here is to go somewhere and win a few games,

 Hockenson told Inside the Vikings' Will Ragatz on Wednesday.

"It's the first time I've been able to say that."

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The Lions have gone 18-42-2 since he was drafted in 2019 with the No. 8 pick.

Hkkensen has finished every season of his career in the NFC North, but his fortunes took a drastic turn on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old goes 1-6 Lions to 6-1 Vikings, claiming the NFL's saliva division lead in 3.5 games.

Minnesota acquired Hockenson after losing tight end Irv Smith Jr. to a high ankle sprain.

He will join a formidable crime spree featuring Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen.

The Lions may remember this quote from when Hockenson faced his former team in Week 14.