Justin Jefferson is known across the NFL for being one of the best receivers in the league.
Even though he has played in just three seasons, the Minnesota Vikings youngster has proven he can handle whatever is thrown his way.
Jefferson led the league in receiving yards last year, totaling 1,809 yards.
According to the NFL Rookie Watch, Jefferson had more yards than all of the receivers combined on two NFL teams.
Justin Jefferson last season:
128 receptions, 1,809 receiving yards, 8 receiving TD’s, 80 first downs
Every WR on the Ravens roster combined last season:
124 receptions, 1,517 receiving yards, 7 receiving TD’s, 60 first downs
The Patriots top three WR’s combined last season:… pic.twitter.com/9XXkxr9h91
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) June 29, 2023
Jefferson’s 1,809 yards were more than all of the Baltimore Ravens receivers (1,517) and all of the New England Patriots receivers (1,777).
He also had more receptions than all of the receivers on the Ravens, and 20 more first downs as well.
Jefferson’s receiving prowess has put the league on notice and given the Vikings a legitimate chance in every game he plays in.
Jefferson holds the NFL record for average receiving yards per game, with 96.5.
He won the Offensive Player of the Year award last season and was in the running for the league MVP award.
Can Jefferson be the first receiver in NFL history to win the league MVP?
He’ll certainly give it his best effort if his first three seasons are any indication.
Heading into his fourth season, Jefferson has yet to be signed to a contract extension with the team.
While the front office has assured fans that this deal will get accomplished, anything can happen in the NFL.
If a deal isn’t struck soon, Jefferson could become unhappy with this team, and pursue potential employment elsewhere.NEXT: Analyst Makes A Bold Prediction About Vikings In 2023