Justin Jefferson: I’ve put some new moves into my inventory this offseason

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Justin Jefferson took little time to display his capability of becoming one of the best receivers in the league, recording 88 catches for 1,400 yards with seven touchdowns as a rookie.

While Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert earned offensive rookie of the year, Jefferson was still a Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro in 2020.

Entering his second season, Jefferson has a simple objective for 2021.

“As long as I have better numbers this year than last year, then I’ll feel like I did a good enough job,” Jefferson said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

But Jefferson also realizes the whole league has been spending the offseason watching film, trying to get an edge on how to slow him down.

“That’s the hard part about the league and doing great things in the league,” Jefferson said. “There’s always someone watching your tape and studying your games, so definitely during this offseason I had to learn some new moves and put some new moves into my inventory.”

Jefferson noted he’s gained comfort heading into his second year, which makes sense as he’s actually been around his teammates this offseason — a start contrast from entering the league at the height of a pandemic.

With Jefferson and Adam Thielen, the Vikings are set up to have one of the league’s best-receiving duos in the upcoming season.

13 responses to “Justin Jefferson: I’ve put some new moves into my inventory this offseason

  1. Amazing how he is one of the league’s premier receivers already and you just gotta love his attitude. ZERO diva with this wideout!

  2. This kid certainly understands the word, I….I…I.

  3. Also statistically the best NFL WR against man-to-man coverage. Equally important, he and MN’s other starting WRs actually show up at mini-camps.

  4. ZERO diva with this wideout!
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    You must not have heard him screaming about Cousins on a live mic last year then….as a rookie. They’re all divas my friend, whether you want to believe it or not.

  5. pkrlvr says:
    June 10, 2021 at 11:19 am

    ZERO diva with this wideout!
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    You must not have heard him screaming about Cousins on a live mic last year then….as a rookie. They’re all divas my friend, whether you want to believe it or not.
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    Or, when he was throwing Cousins under the bus while making the talk show circuit this offseason. 😳

  6. Rumor is Pack wanted Jefferson and when they couldn’t move up to get him, they moved up to get Jordan Love creating the downfall we are witnessing with Erin Rodgers and the team, so Jefferson has been a great asset both on and off the field for the Vikings…

  7. Yikes better worry more about why they gave up almost 500 points last season…their star defender is holding out….WR is least of the issues.

  8. “ Yikes better worry more about why they gave up almost 500 points last season…their star defender is holding out….WR is least of the issues.”

    Vikings didn’t write the article, so it’s hard to use the article about a wideout as evidence they are focusing on the wrong thing. but based on their offseason moves, they are aggressively working on the defense. As for Jefferson, he understands that he was to keep evolving as defenses study his game and find weaknesses. This is very professional. Why are so many people throwing hate his way? Jealousy? And why did all the Packer fans post so quickly, don’t you folks have jobs? Wow a lot of hate blowing in from the east.

  9. Alan Light says:
    June 10, 2021 at 1:17 pm
    Rumor is Pack wanted Jefferson and when they couldn’t move up to get him, they moved up to get Jordan Love creating the downfall we are witnessing with Erin Rodgers and the team, so Jefferson has been a great asset both on and off the field for the Vikings…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ….witnessing with…..who?

  10. Alan Light says:
    June 10, 2021 at 1:17 pm
    Rumor is Pack wanted Jefferson and when they couldn’t move up to get him, they moved up to get Jordan Love creating the downfall we are witnessing with Erin Rodgers and the team, so Jefferson has been a great asset both on and off the field for the Vikings…

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    The Packers did want Jefferson, that’s no secret. But, as is often the case, he wasn’t there when the Pack’s pick came up. See, that’s how the draft is setup. The weak teams get to draft the best prospects first while the strong teams have to wait.

    Then the weak team’s fans crow about “winning” the draft… and then get owned the following year… and the year after that… and the year after that… and the year after that.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

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