Vikings WR Justin Jefferson Looking to Explode Under New HC Kevin O’Connell: ‘This is my First Head Coach that’s Going to be on the Offensive Side Instead of the Defensive Side’

Published 02/06/2022, 9:55 AM 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| Reuters

There have been a lot of changes in the Minnesota Vikings recently. The franchise is trying to rebuild itself. With a new general manager and head coach, the Vikings are ready to go. The rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson is excited about the next season. 

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The Vikings have selected Kevin O’Connell as their new head coach. The Pro Baller is looking to get better under the leadership of O’Connell. And he wants to break records next season. With all the changes in the management, the Vikings are a squad to look out for in 2022. 

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Justin Jefferson is excited to play for Kevin O’Connell 

The Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell is expected to be hired as the Vikings’ next HC. The star wide receiver Justin Jefferson is enthusiastic about the idea of playing under O’Connell. Jefferson wants an offensive-minded leader to lead the Vikings’ charge. 

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

“I’ve been watching the Rams offense for a minute now,” Said Justin Jefferson to NFL Network reporter Cameron Wolfe during the Pro Bowl festivities. “They get their playmakers the ball. They have some tremendous plays, Cooper Kupp wide open all the time. So, I’m excited for it. This is my first head coach that’s going to be on the offensive side instead of the defensive side, so I’m happy.”

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The Rams have made it to the Super Bowl this season with the help of Kevin O’Connell. So Jefferson is excited to see what he can do in Minnesota.

Jefferson almost broke Randy Moss’ record

Justin Jefferson was only 16 yards away from Randy Moss’ single-season record, which he set in 2003. The two-time Pro Baller had a total of 1,616 yards, while Moss had 1,632.

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Moving forward, the Vikings star will try to work on himself getting better. “Just getting better, working on my craft.” Justin adds, “I can get better at anything. I can get better at everything, really. There’s always things for me to improve on, things for me to work on. I’m just going to keep going, man. Always find that new goal to try to reach and keep going. I still didn’t beat that record yet, so next year the goal is to beat the record.”

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Under the offensive leadership of Kevin O’Connell, Justin Jefferson is looking to break the record next season. Do you think the young Vikings receiver can break the legendary record of Randy Moss?

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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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