5 biggest gifts of the Minnesota Vikings 2020 season

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /
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Justin Jefferson – WR

Justin Jefferson has been that gift that maybe you put on your list late and don’t have super high hopes for, but it turns out to be one of the best things you got for Christmas.

Jefferson was taken to be the replacement for Stefon Diggs and while the hope was that he’d eventually become that same type of dynamic receiver, few expected him to do it so early in his career.

Jefferson has been a complete receiver who beats defenders in new ways almost every week. He can make tough contested catches, he can run routes that make seasoned corners look silly, and he has the speed to burn by the secondary. He also is tough and he will fight for extra yardage, even dragging would-be tacklers with him.

Jefferson has been a huge gift to the Vikings and their offense this season. He’s been one of the most energetic and fun players on the roster for Minnesota this year. He has made plenty of big plays that have kept the Vikings in games and helped them secure wins.

Jefferson has also electrified the entire league with his “Griddy” dance and Minnesota to feel good knowing that they unwrapped their future No. 1 receiver this season.