Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 2 vs. Indianapolis Colts
By Adam Carlson
Minnesota hasn’t seen a lot of results from their rookies on the offensive side of the football but it is nice to see their rookie wide receiver getting involved in an offense that saw Kirk Cousins force the ball to Adam Thielen far too often.
Justin Jefferson only saw three targets from Cousins. However, he was able to haul in all three of those targets for a team-high 44 yards including one 22 yard nab and another that was reeled in with a lot of traffic around him.
If the Vikings want to spread the ball around, Cousins would be well inclined to throw the ball the direction of their rookie pass-catcher much more often. It would make the passing game much less predictable for offenses keying in on Thielen.
In a game where there weren’t a lot of bright spots, it’s nice to see a new player making contributions to a team that can’t seem to get on the same page with a ton of high-priced pieces in other spots.