‘Trying to be a Legend’: Justin Jefferson Explains his Randy Moss Drip Ahead of Win Against Green Bay Packers

Published 11/22/2021, 1:57 PM EST
Nov 29, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports


The Minnesota Vikings have had a hot and cold start to their NFL season. Despite that, the Justin Jefferson led side ensured that they show their A game against the mighty Packers. The 34-31 win for the Vikings means they sit on the second spot at the NFC North divisional rankings.

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Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver stars in hard fought victory over the Green Bay Packers

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Justin Jefferson was simply unstoppable against the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings Wide Receiver caught eight passes for 169 yards and two scores on ten targets against the Packers. Incidentally, his first touchdown came on a backfield option route. Meanwhile his second touchdown came on a fantastic play on an under-thrown pass from Kirk Cousins, who was under a lot of pressure. Jefferson’s wide range of catches demonstrated his versatility and ability to win against any level of defense, which proved too much for the Packers.

Post match, the Wide Receiver was quipped about his overall performance. “I was telling them I’m not leaving today without getting in the end zone,” Jefferson said. “So, glad I got in there twice. I’ve been telling them to just throw it up to any one of us. We’re confident enough to make the catch, make a big play for the team, and I feel like we made a lot of those today,” revealed the Wide Receiver.

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

“Just trying to be a legend” – Justin Jefferson wears a Randy Moss inspired t-shirt before the game

Jefferson now has 100-yard receiving games in 11 of his career games, tying Moss and JuJu Smith-Schuster for the most in a player’s first two seasons in the Super Bowl era (only Odell Beckham Jr. has 15). Jefferson also tied for the fourth-fewest games since the 1970 NFL merger to reach 150 career receptions in his 26th game. When quipped about his records and Randy Moss’ inspiration, the wide receiver simply replied – “Just trying to be a legend”

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“That’s the same type of mindset that I have, just trying to be a legend,” Jefferson said Sunday, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “Trying to make big plays. Why not carry after him? He’s one of the best in the game. I just love playing the game, love the rivalry, and love these intense big games.”

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Nice drip Justin!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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