Did Justin Jefferson take a shot at Stefon Diggs on Twitter?

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson /

The Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver doesn’t want to be known as a “diva”.

For at least the next few years, Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Justin Jefferson and former Vikings pass-catcher Stefon Diggs are going to be compared to each other in just about everything.

After the Vikings traded Diggs to the Buffalo Bills last March, they went out and selected Jefferson with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Minnesota was hoping to get a decent amount of production from their rookie pass-catcher this season, but he’s far exceeded any expectations he had when he joined the purple and gold.

Following Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, Jefferson has now caught 73 passes (a Vikings rookie record) for 1,182 yards and seven touchdowns.

Did the Minnesota Vikings rookie call out Stefon Diggs?

Earlier this week, Diggs was in the headlines again after he confirmed why he wanted out of Minnesota earlier this year. He said he was caught off guard by the Vikings’ decision to focus their offense around the run game and that he felt remaining with the team wasn’t going to be the best decision for his career.

The word “diva” had been thrown around to describe Diggs during his final months with Minnesota, especially after his decision to skip a practice last season. Interpret his actions however you want, but it’s not unfair to say that he certainly put himself above the team at certain moments in 2019.

After Sunday’s matchup with the Bears, Jefferson took to Twitter to end any thoughts of him being a “diva” like the guy he replaced in the Vikings offense.

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Perhaps Minnesota’s rookie was following along with the Diggs news like the rest of his team’s fan base this week and he wanted to make it clear that he and the current Bills receiver are two totally different people.

As for the tweet that Jefferson was responding to, he didn’t deny the claim that he was frustrated with Kirk Cousins on Sunday. This reaction came after a Cousins pass sailed over the rookie’s head in the end zone.

It’s perfectly fine for players to get frustrated out on the field, it happens all the time. Jefferson just wanted to make sure everyone knew that his frustrations were more a result of the actual moment on Sunday and not a general feeling about the Vikings quarterback.