In a draft class amongst WRs that included CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs III, Justin Jefferson has by far been the most productive his rookie season. Even those WRs were considered better than Justin Jefferson, Jefferson has made the most of his opportunities. Jefferson has now hit 1,000 yards this season, joining an exclusive club that includes Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Marques Colston, and Anquan Boldin. This is what Justin Jefferson said about hitting 1,000 yards of the season, quote provided by ProFootballTalk:
“It was a goal that I wanted to achieve,” Jefferson said of getting 1,000 yards, via Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. “I know it’s not likely as a rookie. That’s just a goal that I had in the back of my mind. That’s what I wanted to achieve. I just come out here and get the job done.”
It seems that has been working for him as he leads all NFL WR rookies by at least 300 receiving yards. He does this while only getting 8 more receptions than the next player with 61 receptions. The only stat that he is not first is in TDs, where he trails Chase Claypool by 1 TD with 7 TDs.
Jefferson is well on his way to breaking the Vikings Rookie record for most receiving yards in a season. That record is currently held by Randy Moss with 1,313 yards. Justin Jefferson has a small chance, but a chance nonetheless, to break the Vikings team record of receiving yards. Randy Moss holds that record at 1,632.
Not only that, it is almost all but done that Justin Jefferson will at least break the rookie record for the Vikings for most receptions in a season with 69. Guess who holds that one too? Yep, Randy Moss. Justin Jefferson is well on his way to being a great player in the NFL, if his NFL rookie season doesn’t show that, I don’t know what will.