Cringe-worthy Justin Jefferson take shared by Detroit podcast host

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson / David Berding/GettyImages

A Detroit podcast host recently embarrassed himself after delivering an insane take about Minnesota Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

For the Minnesota Vikings and every other NFL franchise not named the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers, the 2024 offseason is in full force.

Since there is so much time in between seasons, the offseason has also become a time for people to share insanely ridiculous takes on players or teams.

The Detroit Lions are coming off of one of their most successful seasons in their entire history, so naturally, some of their fans and members of the local media have already been making it obvious that they have been practically bathing in Honolulu blue Kool-aid this year.

Podcast says Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown is better than Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson

Hey, remember when claims were made that Christian Watson had a higher ceiling than Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson or George Pickens was more talented than Jefferson?

Well, there's a new leader in the clubhouse for the most absurd take about Jefferson, and it comes courtesy of Woodward Sports Network's Neal Ruhl.

On Monday, he decided to light his credibility on fire when he shared his belief with his co-host that Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is better than Jefferson.

"Amon-Ra St. Brown, at this point in his career, is further ahead of almost any wide receiver ever.

This Justin Jefferson Jefferson that you all love and worship, [St. Brown is] further along at this point in his career.

Look at the numbers. Look at the numbers."

Don't worry, there's more.

"Could Justin Jefferson do Amon-Ra St. Brown's role as well as Amon-Ra St. Brown? Of course not, but that's what you see. That's what you see on the highlight shows. You see Justin Jefferson in the jump-ball situations. You see that, so you're programmed to think that.

You're automatically conditioned to say, 'Amon-Ra St. Brown is not as dynamic as a Justin Jefferson.' But when you put it all back together, every bit of the production is there.

First off, aside from this being an insane take, let's just do what Ruhl has asked everyone to do and "look at the numbers."

Since 2021, Jefferson has appeared in 50 games, while St. Brown has appeared in 49. During this span, the Minnesota pass-catcher accumulated more catches, more receiving yards, more receiving touchdowns, a higher yards per reception average, more First-Team All-Pro selections, more Pro Bowl selections, and more Offensive Player of the Year awards.

So, we "looked at the numbers," and well, um, perhaps shockingly to some, Jefferson's numbers are what most would refer to as "better."

This engagement-farming take isn't very fair to St. Brown, as he really is a talented pass-catcher. He was even voted as a First-Team All-Pro this past season by the Associated Press (we'll keep quiet about him earning the selection during a season in which Jefferson missed seven games, though).

But, unfortunately, we are still in the very beginning of the 2024 offseason, so insane takes like these are probably going to pop up again during the next few months.