As Justin Jefferson continues to flourish into an elite wide receiver talent (and perhaps the best wideout in the game), the Philadelphia Eagles will forever regret their decision not to draft him. Back in 2020, the Eagles took Jalen Reagor at No. 21 overall, just one pick before the Minnesota Vikings snagged Jefferson.
Now Jefferson's Vikings will prepare for an exciting Monday Night Football clash against the Eagles in Week 2, marking the first time he'll square off against the team that skipped over him.
This was the perfect opportunity for Jefferson to take a jab at Philadelphia.
Vikings vs Eagles Monday Night Football
It was short and sweet, but Jefferson made sure to mention he's "definitely way more happy to be here [in Minnesota] than there [Philadelphia]."
A quick look at the stat line shows just what a mistake the Eagles made, and consequentially, how fortunate the Vikings truly are.
In two short years, Jefferson already owns a pair of Pro Bowl nominees after tallying back-to-back 1,400+ yard seasons. This included an insane 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns just last year.
Reagor's career numbers, on the other hand, are far less impressive, sitting at 64 total receptions, 695 receiving yards and 3 total touchdowns in 29 career games. By comparison, Jefferson already owns 205 receptions, 3,200 receiving yards and 19 TDs in 34 games.
Minnesota actually landed Reagor in a trade with Philadelphia back in August, which only further complicates this story. Reagor now sits firmly behind Jefferson on his new team's depth chart.
Either way, the Vikings landed themselves a star--one that's already drawing comparisons to legendary Hall of Famer Randy Moss.
The Eagles will look to have the last laugh, however, led by their offseason addition of Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Brown. Playing at home, Philadelphia enters this MNF clash as 2.5-point home favorites, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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