Justin Jefferson does something Stefon Diggs has never done

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /

On Thursday, it was revealed that Minnesota Vikings second-year wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November.

Since the Minnesota Vikings drafted Justin Jefferson in 2020 to replace Stefon Diggs, few could have predicted what has happened out on the field since then.

Most probably assumed it would take Jefferson at least a year or two before he made an impact for the Vikings that was anywhere even close to what Diggs was able to do during his tenure with the franchise.

But since his arrival, Jefferson has exceeded just about every expectation anyone had for him before he entered the NFL. He’s gone well beyond just replacing Diggs, as his first two years with Minnesota have actually been more comparable to another former Vikings wide receiver whose freakish abilities landed him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

After a very impressive rookie campaign, Jefferson has continued to play at an elite level in his second season with the Vikings. In 11 games this year, the talented Minnesota pass-catcher has already hauled in 67 receptions for 1,027 yards and six touchdowns.

Jefferson is currently on pace to become the first Vikings receiver to finish with at least 1,500 receiving yards in a single season since Randy Moss in 2003.

On Thursday, Jefferson accomplished something that not only Diggs was never able to do in a Minnesota uniform, but Moss actually didn’t do it either.

For his efforts out on the field in November, Jefferson has been named the latest NFC Offensive Player of the Month. He joins Cris Carter (in 1999) and Jake Reed (1997) as the only other receivers to win the honor as a member of the Vikings.

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At this point, the scariest thing about Jefferson is that he probably hasn’t even come close to reaching his potential yet.