That high regard means that his talent is feared by NFL scouts, executives, coaches, and players.
Without question, the former LSU standout has blossomed into a star in just two NFL seasons.
He has already proven himself in his first year when he broke the then-record for most receiving yards by a rookie.
Jefferson took it up a notch in year two with 1,616 yards and ten touchdowns.
Pro Football Focus gave him a 90.1 rating last season which is impressive considering that he had the third-highest target rate in the league at 28.9 percent.
He is also the undisputed leader of their receiving corps after accounting for 45.2 percent of the team’s total output in yards.
However, Jefferson isn’t contented in being the fourth-best at his position.
Instead, he wants to be the king.
.@JJettas2 wants that top spot 👑
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He said about being the best wide receiver in the league, “After this year, I’ll be the best receiver in the NFL. I definitely have to give it to Davante Adams as of now.”
Chase broke Jefferson’s record while Kupp won the position’s triple crown in 2021.
What Will Work For Jefferson
The new offense installed by head coach Kevin O’Connell will give him even more opportunities to catch the ball.
Therefore, it isn’t impossible for Jefferson to replicate what Kupp achieved last year.
If he maintains his production and help the Vikings make a deep playoff run, Jefferson will take away the throne from Adams.NEXT: Oddsmakers See Justin Jefferson Pacing The NFL In 2022