Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander said some nice things about Justin Jefferson Thursday.
Unfortunately, Alexander uttered one word about the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver that will make headlines and sets a great subplot for Sunday’s game between the two teams at Lambeau Field.
“You’ve just got to be real: He don’t jump in no super suit and get dressed and jump outside, you hear me?” Alexander said (via John Miller of NBC 26). “I don’t either, sometimes. But he [is] human, is what I’m saying. We ain’t putting too much on nobody.
“He’s a really good receiver. But at the end of the day, I’m a really good corner. We’ve got really good corners, we’ve got really good linebackers, D-line, whatever it is. You don’t want to put too much focus on that one person because it’s like, the first game, that was a fluke.”
Jaire Alexander's thoughts on #Vikings WR Justin Jefferson. Said he's a top-3 receiver in the NFL, but JJ's 9 receptions for 184 yards and 2 TDs in Week 1 against the #Packers was a "fluke." pic.twitter.com/yqZIoP6ktM
— John Miller (@JohnMillerNBC26) December 29, 2022
That “fluke” part is what will end up all over social media and will likely find its way to a Vikings bulletin board ahead of Sunday’s game.
Alexander meant no disrespect to the Vikings’ star, who leads the NFL in both catches (123) and yards (1,756) this year. In fact, he went on to call him one of the top three receivers in the league.
Alexander’s off-hand remark should make Sunday’s matchup between the two teams even more interesting.