Justin Jefferson reveals his goal for the rest of the 2023 Vikings season

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is on track to play for the first time since Week 5

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson / Adam Bettcher/GettyImages

With only five games remaining in the 2023 season, Minnesota Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson has a certain goal in mind he'd like to accomplish.

After it was revealed that he was a full participant in the team's practice on Wednesday, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is currently on track to return to the field on Sunday for a matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jefferson hasn't suited up for an NFL game in almost two months thanks to injuring his hamstring all the way back in Minnesota's Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

On Thursday, the Vikings star receiver couldn't hide his excitement about his likelihood of playing on Sunday as he was all smiles when speaking to some members of the Twin Cities.

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson aiming for 1,000 yards this season

During his media session on Thursday, Jefferson was asked about how he's adjusted some of his goals for the 2023 season after missing more than a handful of games.

Here's what he had to say about that.

"That was the goal, to get to, at least close to 2,000 [yards]. But since I got hurt, the new goal is [1,000] yards. Of course, I want to end every single year [with] over 1,000 yards."

Later on, Jefferson had this to add.

"The individual stats are not there for me this year. But it's more about winning for the team, more about doing things for the team to help out."

Just like almost any other NFL player, Jefferson wants his individual numbers to rank among the league's best in his position group.

But with the amount of time he's already missed this season, he knows that the majority of his focus over these next five weeks will be on doing whatever he can to help the Vikings reach the playoffs.

Minnesota's top wide receiver is excited to finally get back on the field this weekend, and, of course, his team will also be happy to have the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year back in their starting lineup.