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VIDEO: Vikings WR Justin Jefferson Takes Subtle Shots at Kirk Cousins

Adam Taylor McKillop
Video of Vikings WR Justin Jefferson taking subtle shots at Kirk Cousins
Video of Vikings WR Justin Jefferson taking subtle shots at Kirk Cousins / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver came into the league and absolutely tore it up during his rookie campaign in 2020. He had no problems adjusting to the NFL as he and quarterback Kirk Cousins connected on nearly 90 receptions for 1400 yards last year.

Chemistry seems to be no issue between this QB-WR tandem, but Jefferson made a series of perplexing comments about his quarterback on an appearance on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd." These comments, seen in the video below, could easily be construed as subtle digs against his starting QB.

Justin Jefferson Video

These comments came after Cowherd asked Jefferson to compare Cousins to his former LSU teammate and now Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow.

Jefferson explained that Burrow and Cousins are both similar in terms of arm strength and accuracy, but gave a nod to Burrow for his "swagger" on the field. "He has that confidence on the field," explained Jefferson and "he's not scared to get hit."

The former LSU wideout doubled down on these digs when Cowherd asked him about the Vikings rumors surrounding drafting another quarterback, Justin Fields from Ohio State. Jefferson said he wasn't surprised at all by these rumors.

Honestly, it's not a great look for either Jefferson or Cousins. Throughout this interview, Jefferson seems to be more enamored by Burrow in comparison to the quarterback who will actually be throwing him the ball in 2021. And, as we know, Jefferson and Cousins are not new to a little bit of controversy. We all remember the video of Jefferson getting upset after Cousins missed him in the end zone.


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