Vikings WR Justin Jefferson’s explicit 8-word response to Randy Moss’ disheartening take
The Minnesota Vikings got a massive steal in the 2020 NFL Draft when LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson landed on their laps with the No. 22 pick in the first round. Jefferson immediately paid dividends in his rookie year, posting 1,400 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 88 receptions across 16 games. Having established a thunderous first year in the league, Jefferson understandably has earned lofty expectations, heading to his sophomore season, except from at least one person — Randy Moss.
For Moss, Jefferson is bound to hit the sophomore slump, per Mark Craig of the Star Tribune:
When you have success as a rookie, no matter what the position, it’s so hard for you to come back as a sophomore, a professional sophomore, and to try to even duplicate that or do better than what you did as a rookie,” Moss said. “So, for me, I’m anxious to see what type of Justin Jefferson we’re going to get in his sophomore season.”
Jefferson is not going to have any of that, though. When asked for a reaction to Moss’s proclamation, the Vikings; wideout had the following to say:
“I’ve never had a slump in my life.”
The Vikings got to love the confidence of the young man in himself.
Jefferson is among the reasons why the Vikings are expected to be just as effective on offense in 2021 as they did in 2020 when they finished 11th in scoring offense, third in total offense, and sixth in red-zone touchdown percentage.
Randy Moss must know what he’s talking about. After all, he’s got his bust on display Canton, but Jefferson has a chance to prove the Hall of Famer wrong in his second year in Vikings threads.