Justin Jefferson Overtakes Odell Beckham Jr In Sterling Fashion Despite Vikings Loss to Rams

Published 12/27/2021, 7:17 AM EST


It seems like with every game the Vikings stock falls but Justin Jefferson’s rise. Despite the team losing on many occasions, Jefferson always finds a way to outperform himself. He has been unstoppable this season. In only his first two NFL seasons, Jefferson has become the best wide receiver in history. Nobody can touch him.

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Justin Jefferson is still considered a rookie, but he is on the road to becoming a legend. Earlier in the season, Jefferson surpassed two Minnesota Vikings legends. But last night he exceeded every player in the NFL’s illustrious history. Justin is at the top of the mountain. 

Justin Jefferson breaks Odell Beckham Jr’s record while playing against him

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On Sunday, Week 16, the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Los Angeles Rams. The game was very important for both the NFC teams. Both the teams wanted to win this one and move one step closer to the playoffs. Ultimately, the Rams walked away with the win, but most of the people are talking about something else. 

 

Other than victory, the Vikings fans tuned in to witness their favorite wide receiver make history. Before the game, Justin Jefferson was only 21 yards behind OBJ. Beckham set a record of 2,755 receiving yards in his first couple of seasons in the league. The stakes were high, and Jefferson was determined.

After receiving 1,400 yards in his first season, this was the game where Jefferson finished with 2,758 yards. Beckham watched from the sidelines as Justin edged his name in the history books. The future Minnesota Vikings legend has made another reason. 

Justin Jefferson reacts to his record

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After catching the ball eight times for 116 yards on Sunday, Justin Jefferson did a post-match interview. In the interview, the reporters asked him about the record.

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

Jefferson said, “I’m blessed, honored to God,” Justin adds, “Being in this situation, breaking the record with him in the building, I mean there was no other perfect situation for me. But you know a W would definitely be better with that record but move on.”  

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Even though Jefferson has been amazing on his own this season, football is a team sport. He knows that, and he always holds the team above everything. If the Vikings want to make it to the playoffs, they will have to fight hard. 

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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