Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has become one of the best emerging wide receivers in the NFL since entering in 2020.
As a rookie, he recorded 1,400 receiving yards in 2020, and his 3,016 career receiving yards in his first two seasons are an NFL-record.
While Jefferson thinks Davante Adams is currently the best wide receiver in the NFL, he thinks he will become the best wide out in the next year.
"I'll say, after this year, I'll be the best receiver in the NFL," Jefferson told Complex, which published the interview on Thursday. "I definitely have to give it to Davante Adams as of now, him being so crazy and dynamic on the field. His route running is crazy, so I definitely have to give it to him right now, but I'm pretty sure, after this year, it's going to be me."
"It's not normal for people to get that many yards consistently, back-to-back like that," Jefferson said. "Really just working on my weaknesses that I felt that I had throughout the season, always working on my game. I'm always working on route running, always can work on catching the ball, so just trying to better my craft at all of those different categories.
"And with this new offense with Coach O'Connell, all of us are excited about this new playbook, and hopefully, we have a better season this year."
NFL fans react to Justin Jefferson claiming he will take over as the best wide receiver in the league soon
NFL fans provided mixed reactions to Jefferson's claim.
Some fans did point out that becoming the best wide receiver in the NFL might be difficult with Kirk Cousins as his quarterback. While others stated that Cousins is underrated and that Jefferson already is the best WR in the NFL.
This Twitter user thinks the race for best wide receiver in the NFL this year will be between Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase.
This Twitter user thinks Cooper Kupp is the best wide receiver in the league.
This Twitter user thinks this is a good mindset to have.
Jefferson's first two seasons in the NFL have been record-breaking and impressive. It seems he is working toward becoming whatever type of player he wants to be. Only time will if he actually becomes the best wide receiver in the NFL this upcoming season. The one thing that is certain is that many fans will be watching him as he attempts to accomplish this goal.
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