The Minnesota Vikings sit in the final NFC Wild Card spot heading into Week 10, but regardless of how they fair down the stretch, they will eventually return their All-Pro wide receiver to the active roster. Per Alec Lewis of The Athletic, superstar wideout Justin Jefferson talked to the media on Wednesday and stated the importance of returning this season.
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson says regardless of the team’s record he was committed on returning, on being here for this team. Said he always talks about wanting to be a Hall of Famer — missing games doesn’t align with that goal. pic.twitter.com/1OFJRdV7yH
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) November 9, 2023
Jefferson remains committed to returning and being a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The LSU product emphasized his desire to make the Hall of Fame and how sitting out games while healthy “doesn’t align with that goal.”
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson: Hall of Fame Career Path
Jefferson is in his fourth professional season, all with the Minnesota Vikings. The 24-year-old had 36 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns in five games before injury. Jefferson posted elite numbers last year, totaling a league-best 128 receptions for 1,809 yards with nine touchdowns. The six-foot-one wideout is in the top ten for single-season receptions and receiving yards. He won Offensive Player of the Year and was a final candidate for the league MVP.
The former first-round pick has posted elite numbers to start his NFL tenure. Jefferson started his NFL career with 1,400 receiving yards and 85 catches across his first three seasons. Injuries and longevity are the only things that could keep Jefferson from posting Hall of Fame caliber numbers.