Cooper Kupp on Justin Jefferson calling himself a better receiver: I respectfully disagree

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Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson recently said that Davante Adams is the best receiver in the NFL, but that Jefferson himself will be No. 1 after this season, and that he believes he is already a better receiver than Cooper Kupp.

Kupp, the Rams receiver who led the NFL in receiving yards last year, was asked about Jefferson’s comments and said he doesn’t buy it.

“I respect his opinion and I can also respectfully disagree,” Kupp said.

Still, Kupp said he thinks Jefferson ought to remain confident, as great players usually are.

“I would hope he would say that,” Kupp said of Jefferson’s comments. “I think that’s the beauty of this game. I think it speaks to the competitiveness of this league. If you’re not putting yourself as the best, and you’re not working to be the best, then I’d be concerned about stepping on the field with you, if you don’t feel like you’ve prepared to be the best player that you can be.”

33 responses to “Cooper Kupp on Justin Jefferson calling himself a better receiver: I respectfully disagree

  1. LOL, Kid. When you actually bring home the awards and trophies, then you can wag your tongue about being the best. You ain’t it.

  2. Attack of the Millennials.

    Comical to me Edelman was doing what Kupp has recently been doing, for years and years, also as an incredible punt returner, and Edelman never made even 1 Pro Bowl.

    Embarrassing.

  3. “Reputations are built on what you do, not on what you say you’re going to do.”

  4. numba1wiscosportsfan says:
    August 4, 2022 at 12:29 pm
    Pack could have drafted either of these guy’s. Instead we got Love.

    Every team could have drafted TB12 also…number of teams could have drafted Rodgers.So wht’s the point here?With everything that GB and Rodgers had going they felt we needed to find a replacement.Just like when we drafted AR.What would you be saying if AR would have retired or left if we didn’t have someone we are developing?You would be screaming at what a mistake it was to have a WR but nobody to throw him the ball.Pretty easy to second guess sitting in the family room after the fact.Remind us again how many titles the Vikings have with Jefferson.Kupp had zero as well before the Rams made a move for a better than average QB and if a Niners DB could catch he wouldn’t have any.WRs are way overrated in todays game.According to most GB has worst collection of WRs in league history,yet will win the division again and be in competition for another SB.The Vikings have the best WR in game and might finish 2nd….might

  5. Jefferson must be the best, I mean look who’s throwing the ball to him, right?

  6. Jefferson is kind of playing with one arm tied behind his back with Cousins throwing him the ball.

  7. “Comical to me Edelman was doing what Kupp has recently been doing, for years and years, also as an incredible punt returner, and Edelman never made even 1 Pro Bowl.” Come on man, I’m an Edelman fan, but Kupp had almost 2k yards last season. Edelman’s high was 1117. Edelman was a great receiver and clutch in the postseason, but he never “did what Kupp has been doing”. Edelman should have been a replacement pro bowler a couple of times, but it’s just a popularity contest anyways and Edelman wasn’t given the respect he deserved until towards the end of his career and the peak of his postseason success.

  8. Why would JJ set himself up for failure like that? LOL Dude, hire a better agent or get yourself some friends who’ll be honest with you. You ain’t there yet buddy.

  9. touchback6 says:
    August 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm
    Attack of the Millennials.

    Comical to me Edelman was doing what Kupp has recently been doing, for years and years, also as an incredible punt returner, and Edelman never made even 1 Pro Bowl.

    Embarrassing.

    ——–

    Nothing against Jules, because I actually believe he should have a shot at the HOF based on his playoff performances, but Kupp had an all-time great season for any WR last year. Jules never did anything like that. 145 catches and 1947 yards is insane. Second best all-time in receptions and yards for a season(yes he had 1 extra game). Also Kupp is pretty young. If he can perform near that level for a few more years he will get the regular Season HOF number that Jules didn’t really come close to.

  10. Jefferson is way ahead of Kupp in the humility department too. Cooper always be running his mouth.
    They have to go and find Justin and drag a quote out of him.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    August 4, 2022 at 1:06 pm
    “Reputations are built on what you do, not on what you say you’re going to do.”
    ——————

    Funny, coming from a Packers fan.

  12. touchback6 says:
    August 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm
    Attack of the Millennials.

    Comical to me Edelman was doing what Kupp has recently been doing, for years and years,

    ———

    Not to take anything away from Edelman, but since you claim he was “doing it for years and years”, remind us which season he led the NFL in receiving yards….

  13. Both Jefferson and Kupp at this point are better WRs than Davante Adams. As is Metcalf, Chase, AJ Brown and a few others.

  14. Receivers don’t exist in a vacuum, they need good QB.

    That probably makes Kupp the ‘best’ in aggregate among those three.

    And all three would be slightly-above-average (maybe) on, say, the Browns.

    Adams should be most entertaining to watch this year though given sandlot-memories bromance thing with Carr. Jefferson x-factor too with the new mgmt.

  15. How could GB have drafted Jefferson, Numba? He was gone before they picked.

  16. Kids grittying all over the place non stop has made me sick of Jefferson already.

  17. Cooper Kupp had a great year in 2021. That being said he is almost 30 and has only had 2 1000+ yard seasons. Justin Jefferson is in his early 20s and already has 2 1000+ yard seasons. Justin Jefferson is on a trajectory to be a much better receiver than Cooper Kupp ever will be. Justin Jefferson should learn some manners though. He comes across as a stupid loud mouth when making statements like that.

  18. Both of these guys are awesome, but it is this kind of BS that makes it hard to like receivers. NFL fans might not be the brightest group, but we can tell when a player is great – having you constantly tell us that you are does nobody any favors. From a Vikings fan, JJ, just shut up. We all see what you can do on the field. You get plenty of hype from announcers and the other talking heads…you look even better when you leave the hyping to them.

  19. ullcharger says:
    August 4, 2022 at 1:11 pm
    Jefferson is kind of playing with one arm tied behind his back with Cousins throwing him the ball.
    ———————
    You do realize Cousins has one of the best down field completion percentages in the NFL, right?

  20. Cousins has a great deep ball… but is also gun shy with a terrible OC that doesn’t allow for a ton of time for a deep route to develop.

  21. Shouldn’t Packer fans be complaining that Kupp didn’t just talk about the team and winning? I mean, that’s all they complain about whoever JJ talks.

  22. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. But, with a totality of the circumstances, 100% of the people would take JJ today over Kupp. Think on it. Age and assumed future talent and worth.

  23. Kupp not talking about winning and the team? I think he let his play do the talking. Note . . . see previous season’s super bowl.

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