Justin Jefferson: I’m just getting started

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Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson didn’t match the 175 receiving yards he posted in Week Three, but the first-round pick had another strong performance in Week Four against the Texans.

Jefferson caught four passes for 103 yards and the outcome was better than it was a week ago as the Vikings beat the Texans to earn their first victory of the season. After the 31-23 win was in the books, Jefferson said he’s just scratching the surface of what he can do.

“We didn’t have a preseason or anything before this,” Jefferson said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “You could say this is my preseason. I’m just getting started.”

Adam Thielen had eight catches for 114 yards and Dalvin Cook posted 130 yards on 27 carries to create the kind of balanced offensive attack that gives defenses fits.

“To have two receivers go over 100 yards and to have a running back go over 100 yards is crazy,” Jefferson said. “That’s a scary sight.”

Scary for the opposition, but a welcome sight to Vikings fans who were waiting to see their team finally come out on top in 2020.

27 responses to “Justin Jefferson: I’m just getting started

  1. I’ve never seen someone so new dance and celebrate every catch as much as this dude. For a 1-3 team, likely to be 1-4 after next week, maybe a little less dancing and flexing after EVERY play???

  2. They should have targeted 0-16 so JJ could have a real QB throw to him away sone point in his career.

  3. Now lets see if they can win a game against a winning team or in Primetime, because if they lose to Seattle, the season’s all but over.

  4. coolzog says:
    October 5, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Now lets see if they can win a game against a winning team or in Primetime, because if they lose to Seattle, the season’s all but over.

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    Not a very informed comment.
    1) The season (playoffs wise) was already likely over – 2.8% historical chance
    2) A 1-4 is actually slightly MORE Likely statistically speaking.

    But.. thanks for trying.

  5. sojournofred says:
    October 5, 2020 at 7:38 am
    I’ve never seen someone so new dance and celebrate every catch as much as this dude. For a 1-3 team, likely to be 1-4 after next week, maybe a little less dancing and flexing after EVERY play???
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    That's actually EXACTLY what this team needs. They lost their vocal leaders and Jefferson has been a SPARKPLUG for this offense, so I actually encourage him to go out and have fun, its infectious.

  6. It’s more than just the stats. You have to see how Jefferson does it. Jefferson is going to end up the best WR the Vikings have had since Randy Moss, and someone who will be considered Top 3 in the NFL within 2-3 seasons. You have to see how he does it…

  7. Jefferson will be a probowl WR this year. He will be a top 5 WR in the next 2-3 seasons as Thielen gets older and slows down this is why we drafted a WR in the 1st not because we traded Diggs. Thielen is 30 and you need someone to replace him soon and JJ was the most pro ready WR in the draft period.

  8. 2ruefan says:
    October 5, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Not a very informed comment.
    1) The season (playoffs wise) was already likely over – 2.8% historical chance
    2) A 1-4 is actually slightly MORE Likely statistically speaking.

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    The defense is far too bad to make a real run at it… but if they can get the offense squared away that would be a good indicator for 2021 when they get back to full strength with Hunter, Pierce and Barr.

    But, I wonder the odds say about the new 2020 seven team playoff format where a team with 7-8 wins has a legitimate shot to make the playoffs versus the antiquated 6 team format you referenced.

  9. danicafallsinlove says:
    October 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Jefferson > The Packers WR corp
    ________

    How is that translating to the standings, asking for a friend.

  10. I’m sure he’ll have his ups and downs as a rookie, but he clearly has the skills to give you what Diggs was giving you. He runs great routes, makes contested catches, can run after the catch, can beat guys deep, and even keeps his hands down until the last second when a ball is coming to him. Did I mention he’s a lot younger, makes a lot less money, and isn’t a self-impressed whiner?

  11. It’s better than drafting Laquon Treadwell 20 picks before Michael Thomas. I’ll say that much.

  12. It’s still all about next year at this point — Jefferson just confirms that WR is one area they don’t have to worry about moving forward.

  13. Even Trash Thielen had a good 8 game stretch in his otherwise putrid career.

    Calm down, son. You have had two good games. lol

  14. Losing to the hapless and tasteless Vikings has become so unforgivable that the Texans fired their coach over the shame and humiliation.

  15. one win, a few good games by their soon to be HoF WR and here come the usual clowns….so little success with top 3-5 talent at EVERY position. Amazing. Hey at least you won the preseason

  16. All that offensive production and they still needed help from the officials on a controversial call that may have led to a last minute tie and possible overtime? That defense must really be terrible this year. That’s too bad.

  17. Come on Stellar we are playing a big Monday Night game and here you are fight picking. Vince would be so disappointed in you.

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 5, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    No wonder Rodgers said he had hoped the packers has drafted Jefferson instead of Love
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Except he never said it. The “wonder” is your insistence he did.

  19. obesepackdude says:
    October 6, 2020 at 12:04 am
    Come on Stellar we are playing a big Monday Night game and here you are fight picking. Vince would be so disappointed in you.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    “We?” I’m not a pretender. I’d never pay a rival fan-base the ultimate compliment and most sincere form of flattery imitation provides. You can’t beat us, do you join us. You can live with that, not me.

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