Justin Jefferson has the Hall of Fame atop his list of individual goals

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Justin Jefferson had one of the greatest rookie seasons of any receiver in history with 88 catches for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. The Vikings receiver followed it up with 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

Jefferson, 23, is on his way to somewhere special, and the two-time Pro Bowler hopes that his journey ends in Canton.

“I mean I want to accomplish so much,” Jefferson said on NFL Network. “It’s an endless list that I want to accomplish. At the end of the day, I want to be a Hall of Famer. So, in order to reach that, that position is so much more that I have to accomplish, so much more that I have to set for myself to better myself and really to learn. I just can’t wait to really just see how far I can really go. This is just the start of my career, and there’s just so much more I have to learn, so much more I have to do for myself to really get on that platform of being a Hall of Famer.”

The trade of Stefon Diggs turned out to be one of the rare win-win trades in NFL history. Both teams came out ahead.

And Jefferson could put up even bigger numbers this season with the Vikings.

“Our offensive style, it’s not a run-first offense anymore,” Jefferson said. “Just us being able to put different people in different positions and distribute the ball really. I’m so excited in this offense.

“We’re all excited. We’re all happy to have (Kevin O’Connell). It’s definitely a different vibe, a different connection in the building with him there. We’re just excited to start it up, really. We want to see how this season is going to turn out for us.”

24 responses to “Justin Jefferson has the Hall of Fame atop his list of individual goals

  1. Go play golf then for your individual accolades. Apparently a Super Bowl isn’t important. Not sure why you’re playing a team sport then.

  2. There it is Vike fans.
    Didn’t see any mention of collective team goals in any of that.
    And you thought Stefon Diggs was selfish?
    You didn’t see that coming, did you?

  3. This diva has helped lead his team to a losing record every season in the league. You have to go all the way back to college since he last played on a winner.

    But that’s ok in MN because he has a cutesy dance move while he pads his stats.

  4. There is nothing wrong with such lofty goals, especially since Jefferson is off to a great start. You don’t hear him talking about being “top 3 in the league” or such nonsense. He seems to be willing to let his work and results on the field do most of the talking for him. Exactly the kind of player every team dreams of finding.

  5. As long as they keep Adam Thielen this can happen very realistically. They make a good 1-2 punch.

    Being the NFL it’s not going to happen.

  6. Hard to do as a WR on the Vikings. Not because they run the ball or have bad QB play but because you won’t play enough big games. Your team is always out of the running by December.

  7. You’ll have a chance to show us week 1 when Green Bay and its beefed-up secondary shows up in Minnesota.

  8. An opening date with the traditionally horrific packer defense will be a good recipe for the season.

  9. “He’s a real team player. No mention of winning and taking his teammates with him. The HOF is full of players that couldn’t win a SuperBowl.”
    -Randy Moss

  10. “I”, “me”, “myself” … typical receiver. Last I checked football was a team sport.

  11. That cute little dance and eyeing the HOF . . . we don’t need no stinkin’ team achievements!

  12. Remember when he had a sprain in the preseason and Stella told everyone he would be lucky to had as good if a career as Jake Kumerow. How’s that prediction looking chubby? Please expound in your great statistical analysis.

  13. minime says:
    Average stats in this pass happy & 17(soon to be 18) games a season NFL.Packer fans seem really threatened
    Saying that the guy that has lead the NFL in receiving yards over the past 2 seasons put up “average stats” screams that Packer fans are really threatened.

    Also, if you think passing/receiving stats are irrelevant… it really diminishes Rodgers and his non-existent WR corps.

    Your handle is telling how small you are.

  14. Yes, cheesey, that deep quality WR depth chart has brought us many titles. Haven’t they??

  15. 1 WR talks of lofty goals among many goals. 1 WR could only talk about getting away from his last team. Yet, the Packer fans are yap yap yapping about this.

  16. if you think passing/receiving stats are irrelevant… it really diminishes Rodgers and his non-existent WR corps.
    I’m pretty sure it would do the opposite…Right?

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