It didn’t take long before he put the league on notice, finishing with 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie year.
That performance gave him the record for the most receiving yards by a rookie.
A year later, his numbers jumped to 1,616 yards and ten touchdowns.
Despite the improvement, the Vikings missed the playoffs yet again which led to the firing of Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman.
With a new think tank in place, new head coach Kevin O’Connell will implement the same system he used as offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams.
Luckily for him, he already has a wideout who can make the big plays.
It’s just a matter of throwing him the ball more, as Pro Football Focus tweets.
Feed Justin Jefferson 🗣 pic.twitter.com/wYsCY1aRU3
— PFF (@PFF) March 3, 2022
PFF shared a recent update from PFT Live wherein O’Connell shared his plan of making Jefferson the Cooper Kupp in Minnesota.
If that’s the case, the former LSU standout should be in for a record-breaking season.
After all, the Super Bowl LVI Most Valuable Player nearly broke Calvin Johnson‘s single-season record for receiving yards.
More importantly, he won the receiver’s triple crown after leading the league in yards, receptions, and touchdowns.
A Scary Development From The Vikings
Jefferson wasn’t far from Kupp’s production last season.
With the right coach to implement the system, it won’t be impossible for him to break the record for most 100-yard receiving games in a season.
The record stands at 11, shared by Kupp, Johnson, and Michael Irvin.
Who knows, if the cards fall right for the Vikings, Jefferson could follow Kupp in having 2,000 receiving yards in one season.
Hopefully, that achievement would be enough to give him his first taste of NFL playoff action.