Justin Jefferson will get the chance to follow up the most iconic performance of his awesome young career after all.
A week after leading his team to a comeback win over the Buffalo Bills with a series of jaw-dropping catches, the Minnesota Vikings superstar has been removed from the injury report and is set to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 18, 2022
Jefferson had previously been listed as a limited participant in Vikings practice due to a toe injury. However, he told reporters on Thursday that he was “fine,” yielding optimism the two-time All-Pro would take the field in Week 11.
Jefferson is coming off perhaps the most memorable performance of his tenure in Minnesota. He finished the Vikings’ thrilling 33-30 overtime win over Buffalo with 10 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown, including one pivotal late fourth quarter grab that will be etched in the minds of Minnesota sports fans forever.
Football followers won’t forget it anytime soon, either. The 23-year-old’s leaping, fighting, one-handed catch from Kirk Cousins was so impressive that his gloves and arm sleeve worn in Sunday’s game are already enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
🗣New to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The gloves and arm sleeve that Jefferson was wearing have arrived in Canton and will soon be on display at the Hall of Fame.
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) November 16, 2022
Justin Jefferson, a first-round pick in 2020 out of LSU, has continued cementing himself this season as arguably the league’s top pass-catcher. He has 69 catches for 1,060 yards, both top-four marks in the NFL, plus four receiving touchdowns.
Minnesota is 8-1, tied atop the NFC with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings and Cowboys kickoff at 1:25 p.m. local time from Minneapolis.