The Justin Jefferson Injury Could Devastate the Vikings Passing Game
The injury to Justin Jefferson is a huge setback for the Minnesota Vikings. It is not a minor injury, and if he is sidelined for a long period of time, it could be devastating for the passing game. Jefferson was selected 22nd overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and had an incredible rookie season. He caught 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. In doing so, Jefferson broke the rookie record set by Randy Moss.
The Minnesota Vikings have some high expectations for the season, but a shoulder injury for Jefferson could have devastating effects. The Vikings are considered a top-seven team in the NFC, and the loss of Jefferson could hurt the team’s playoff hopes. Fortunately, the recovery time for a sprained AC joint is not long. Jefferson could be back in the lineup Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
The injury to Jefferson’s left shoulder isn’t serious, but it does raise concerns. The quarterback landed on his shoulder during practice and strained the AC joint. However, the X-rays showed that the injury isn’t as serious as it first appeared. The quarterback was able to walk to the facility under his own power, but further testing will be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Kirk Cousins’ comments
Despite his injury, Kirk Cousins’ confidence in his wide receiver remains unshaken. In an interview with CBS Sports Radio, Jefferson said he would accept a different quarterback but he believes in Kirk Cousins. Jefferson also said that he is confident in Cousins’ ability to win the Super Bowl.
The Vikings quarterback has defended his aggressive play despite criticism from the media. His performance in Sunday’s loss to the Bears came under fire after he rolled out of the pocket to avoid pressure and threw too high in the end zone. The Vikings ultimately settled for a field goal.
Kirk Cousins’ performance
In his first start since the Justin Jefferson injury, Kirk Cousins threw for three touchdowns and a season-high two hundred yards, but it wasn’t enough to make a difference. The Vikings lost in Week 9 to the Dallas Cowboys, and the Vikings’ passing game is already in doubt without one of their best weapons. Kirk Cousins is expected to take a step back after the week off. But it’s important to remember that the Vikings are still a team with some depth at the receiver position.
Kirk Cousins has been accused of being a robotic quarterback, but he showed signs of improvisation in his performance last Sunday. He completed 32 of his 41 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown while rushing four times for four yards. He also targeted Justin Jefferson, who caught 12 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown.
Kirk Cousins’ comments about Dede Westbrook
The Minnesota Vikings have made a couple of roster moves after Monday Night Football, and most involved Dede Westbrook being activated from the COVID-19 injury list. Westbrook missed Monday Night’s game because he failed to pass a physical, but he’ll be ready to play this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
Justin Jefferson suffered an injury to his left shoulder during practice last week after being hit by Bashaud Breeland while trying to catch a pass from Kirk Cousins. He was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint. His injury is the latest in a string of injuries involving the wide receiver position. In addition to Jefferson, Bisi Johnson lost his season to an ACL injury last week and Dede Westbrook was limited in practice last October after tearing his ACL.
Kirk Cousins’ comments about justin jefferson
Kirk Cousins’ comments about Justin Jefferson’s injury are causing some wrangling within the Vikings organization. In response to Jefferson’s comments, the quarterback is defending the young receiver and calling him a “star.” Jefferson’s career began last September when he broke a tackle in Week 3 of the 2020 season. While Jefferson was clearly a star, he also showed that he does not go down easily.
Jefferson has put together a monster rookie season with Cousins. He’s caught 73 passes for 1,182 yards and seven touchdowns. Jefferson’s presence in the Vikings’ offense has helped the team become one of the best 1-2 punches in the NFL.