NFL Meets GTA V: Minnesota Vikings’ Star Surprises Fans on Social Media

Published 03/20/2022, 5:53 AM EDT
Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports| Reuters

Justin Jefferson has quickly proved himself to be an absolute receiving weapon for Minnesota Vikings. The young superstar even broke Odell Beckham Jr.’s record for the most receiving yards in the first two seasons. This makes him a force to be reckoned with on the field. But the mystery of how the wide-receiver spends his free time may have intrigued the fans. Well, one glimpse at his Twitter feed would inform you he loves some GTA.

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The recent tweets from his official handle ‘JJETS’ paint a lucid picture of Jets Jefferson’s love affair with the title. As he not only enjoys playing the Rockstar Games developed title, but even streams it for his audience.

Justin Jets Jefferson treats his audience to a GTA stream

Since its release back in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has become a global phenomenon. The latest iteration of the open-world franchise is now a 9-year-old game. Let that sink in. However, that has not stopped players from enjoying the title. In fact, in recent times, its popularity is at an all-time high with top streamers like Valkyrae and Fuslie hopping on to the GTA V Role Playing bandwagon.

And they are not alone, as the Minnesota Vikings superstar seems to fancy GTA V RP himself! His March 20th tweet is short and simple. After enquiring if he should stream some GTA, he shoots a follow up tweet linking his Solo page with the caption.

“y’all tap in to watch the gang go crazy on gta.”

Justin’s Twitch has over 13,000 followers, not an insignificant number. A quick look at his recent streams would reveal his obsession with Rockstar Games’ seminal title.

JJettas18’s has devoted the last four streams to Grand Theft Auto V. They are a fun filled affair fuelled by Justin’s charming personality. No wonder his legion of devoted fans keep tuning into them.

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Significantly, he also has a YouTube channel where he uploads behind the scenes and lifestyle content. It has already amassed a whopping 106,000 subscribers. A figure many active YouTubers struggle to achieve.

It’s nice to see Jefferson indulging himself in between his training. Not only is it a great means to connect to his fanbase but also deals with the stress of performing at the top levels of the sport.

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Milind Sharma

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Milind Sharma is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate by education, he possesses a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. An avid gamer from a very young age, he loves open-world RPGs like 'The Witcher' and 'Dying Light'.

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