Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson commented on Friday about how he’s happy to not be on the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Back during the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles made the decision to use the No. 21 pick on former TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor. One selection later, the Minnesota Vikings used their first-round pick on former LSU receiver Justin Jefferson.
Jefferson, of course, has quickly blossomed into one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL while Reagor is actually a member of Minnesota’s roster now after the Eagles sent him to the Twin Cities in a trade last month.
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson happy that he’s not currently a member of the Philadelphia Eagles
It wasn’t a surprise that the topic of possibly going to Philadelphia was brought up to Jefferson on Friday since he and many others thought that he was going to land there in 2020. But he admitted that he’s very content with his current situation in Minnesota and he’s happy that he’s not on the Eagles’ roster this season.
"“Every mock draft had me going to Philly. So when Philly was on the board, getting the phone call and it being Minnesota was definitely a shocker. But I’m definitely happy, way more happy, to be here than there.”"
Considering the game that he’s coming off of and the offense that he’s now a part of, it’s no surprise that Jefferson is very happy to be with the Vikings right now and not the Eagles.
Some might take it as disrespect, but it was probably more about the young wide receiver making it clear that his current situation in Minnesota is very enjoyable.
Jefferson will get a chance to remind Philadelphia in person on Monday that they made a mistake by not drafting him in 2020. Will he follow up his Week 1 performance with another impressive showing against the Eagles, or will Philadelphia figure out a way to slow down one of the best receivers in the league?