Justin Jefferson living up to expectations so far

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The Vikings used the 22nd overall choice on LSU receiver Justin Jefferson after trading Stefon Diggs to the Bills. It’s early, but Jefferson has lived up to expectations thus far.

“He’s exactly what we drafted,” Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak told reporters Sunday, via NFL Media. “We knew he was a very talented young man who had a comfort zone in the slot because he did that a lot.”

Jefferson caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns last season as LSU won the national championship. He is competing for the job opposite Adam Thielen, the role the Vikings drafted him for.

Olabisi Johnson, Tajae Sharpe and Chad Beebe also are battling for playing time.

“We’re going to find out,” Kubiak about Jefferson’s chances to start. “We’re going to let these guys compete.”

Kubiak is taking over play-calling duties after Kevin Stefanski’s departure to the Browns.

24 responses to “Justin Jefferson living up to expectations so far

  1. Cool, I hope Justin is a starter on September 13th at noon. He doesn’t have much comp to beat out. Vikings fan told us Chad Beebe was going to be a star🤣 Yeah, that isn’t happening, so the job is Justin’s.👍

    Will be such a enjoyable game to watch. Opening weekend of the NFL season. The Music/Sports cave will be stocked and ready. Will be good for the Packers to get that week one W. Can’t wait!🤙👍

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackersNation!

  2. Chad Beebe will be good. He was injured last year. Packers will see soon enough. Keep overlooking him.

  3. I liked Justin Jefferson coming out of the draft, but purely in the slot position.
    There’s a lot to like.

    If the Vikings plan to play him on the perimeter, it will be interesting to see how he does without a free release and dealing with press coverage.
    There’s definitely going to be a learning curve.
    Even so, I can’t see this kid being a total washout like Treadwell was.

    Hopefully he gets along a lot better with Cousins than past and present teammates.

  4. Missing out on Jefferson drove Rodgers to drink. I like him already.
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    Well, the Vikings were ahead in the draft order….as usual

  5. Chad Beebe will be good. He was injured last year. Packers will see soon enough. Keep overlooking him.

    ++++

    Wanna bet?

  6. Wow, there sure are a lot other team’s fans here. I guess their team must be boring or they’re bored as usual. Get a life why don’t ‘cha? LOL

  7. “ Well, the Vikings were ahead in the draft order….as usual”

    Sorry that doesn’t explain how the Packers missed out on EVERY wide receiver.

  8. Wafflestomp is correct (that wasn’t as hard to say as I thought it would be). Jefferson will have to learn how to beat press coverage to play the split position effectively. Hope he can do it.

  9. Why would it be “hard to say”?

    You are him. You know I know, and still try. So sad.

  10. Sorry that doesn’t explain how the Packers missed out on EVERY wide receiver.
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    Nothing to do with what I quoted. Nice try though.

  11. Wow, there sure are a lot other team’s fans here. I guess their team must be boring or they’re bored as usual. Get a life why don’t ‘cha? LOL
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    Dude, you post in every packer story. We’re a little past this aren’t we?

  12. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Why would it be “hard to say”?

    You are him. You know I know, and still try. So sad.
    __________

    Yeah, I remember my first beer.

  13. ariani1985 says:
    Wow turd nation sure is triggered!

    I actually think the backers are acting reasonably civilized thus far… as in no immature remarks. Maybe we can have a rational discussion for once.

  14. It sure sounds like a lot wishing, hoping, and praying for the Vikings and their fans. Right on-track.

  15. Vikings have been burned in the 1st round with Troy Williamson and recently with Treadwell, but they have also had great success with Gene Washington, Randy Moss and Percy Harvin. At least the Vikings drafted a WR, some teams who had a WR need didn’t draft a single one. 3 finger solute!

  16. flviking says:
    August 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm
    Packer fan jealous of the Vikings new toys. So sad
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Weird flex, but OK.

    You realize, of course, Packer Fan has never had anything, ever, to feel jealous about concerning the Vikings. Ever.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    August 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm
    flviking says:
    August 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm
    Packer fan jealous of the Vikings new toys. So sad
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Weird flex, but OK.

    You realize, of course, Packer Fan has never had anything, ever, to feel jealous about concerning the Vikings. Ever.

    _________________

    I can think of 09 with Favre, Randy Moss, AD, Greg Jennings when he jumped ship just off the top of my head

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