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Kevin O'Connell's Plan for Justin Jefferson Should Make Vikings Fans Ecstatic

Isaiah De Los Santos
New Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell has an exciting plan for star wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
New Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell has an exciting plan for star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. / Hannah Foslien/GettyImages
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The Minnesota Vikings need to make some changes if they're to break their current playoff drought. That process has already begun by firing Mike Zimmer and hiring Kevin O'Connell to replace him, hopefully boosting the offensive ingenuity on this team after Zimmer lacked in that area.

Zimmer's erratic use of star wide receiver Justin Jefferson was a point of contention in 2021, but O'Connell is taking a different approach in his first year at the helm.

O'Connell has big plans for Jefferson that should excite Vikings fans. The former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator saw up close how Cooper Kupp could impact the game in multiple ways, and he wants Jefferson to be Minnesota's version of the Super Bowl MVP winner.

"I see that with Justin. I see an incredible, incredible skillset, but I also see a player we can move around. We can make it hard for defenses to know where he’s going to be. He doesn’t have to line up in the same spot all the time. He doesn’t have to run the same type of routes all the time. "

Kevin O'Connell

The new Vikings head coach also called Jefferson "dynamic" and a "special, special player", clearly showing how much he appreciates his new receiver.

It sounds like O'Connell is going to put a ton of effort into maximizing Jefferson's potential, which is music to fans' ears. Opposing teams should be terrified at Jefferson hitting another level after racking up two Second Team All-Pro selections over his first two NFL seasons.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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