Back in 1998, Randy Moss burst into the NFL as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Moss set multiple rookie records that didn’t get touched for more than two decades after his debut in the league.
Despite not having a preseason, OTAs, or a minicamp to help adjust to the pro level, Jefferson wasted little time establishing himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL during his rookie campaign. Minnesota’s opponents should be extremely frightened about the fact that Jefferson hasn’t even reached his max potential yet.
Justin Jefferson already preparing for his second season with the Minnesota Vikings
It’s been about a month since the 2020 season came to an end for the Vikings and most of the team’s players have been taking it easy and letting their bodies recover for a few weeks.
But Jefferson is already back out on the practice field and he even recorded a recent workout of his to post on his YouTube channel. In a video that premiered on Friday, the Minnesota receiver has a camera following him around as he spends some time in Miami, Florida working out and exploring the city.
Midway through the video (in which former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson makes an appearance, let the rumors of him joining the Vikings staff begin), Jefferson turned to the camera and made a prediction.
"“I aint dropping no balls next season, just watch. Just watch, no drops, zero. Put my check on it. Put my whole life savings (on it).”"
Even as someone who smashed a bunch of Minnesota team records and NFL records to pieces during his first year in the league, Jefferson knows he still has some things he needs to work on before next season.
With that being said, the young Vikings receiver only had two drops in 2020. One of them, however, came at a crucial moment during Minnesota’s Week 11 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. That’s a drop that Jefferson likely hasn’t been able to forget about yet.
Deshaun Watson has reportedly asked the Houston Texans to trade him, but there aren't many reasons to believe he will land with the Minnesota Vikings.
So what will year two hold for the talented Vikings receiver? At this point, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to not expect him to continue performing at the same high level that he did in 2020.