Justin Jefferson

For one of the few times in the history of the NFL, there isn’t a consensus best receiver in the league. Not because there is a lack of talent, but rather because there are so many receivers to choose from.

During a NFC North matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Justin Jefferson made his case for being the leader of the new core of wideouts in the league — hauling in nine catches for 184 yds and two touchdowns during Minnesota’s 23-7 victory.

At the end of the game, the All-Pro receiver met face to face with Aaron Rodgers who gave the youngster the ultimate compliment on his way to the locker room. Rodgers didn’t simply call Jefferson the NFL’s top receiver, he called Jefferson the “best player in the game today.”

Whether you agree or disagree with Rodgers bold claim, the way Jefferson sliced through the Packers defense is certainly worthy of praise. In the first half alone, he already recorded six receptions for over a 150 yards and two touchdowns.

With first-year coach Kevin O’Connell, the Vikings could capitalize on an unusually weak Packers squad to find themselves in position to win their first division title since 2017.

Jefferson’s performance was an overall indicator into how the Vikings offense was clicking all afternoon and outgained Green Bay 395-338 in the Week 1 victory.

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About Jasper Jones

A native east coaster via Connecticut, Jasper is a writer for The Comeback and Audacy Sports. He decided to head south for college, attending the University of Kentucky and graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism. Prior to joining The Comeback, Jones spent a year writing for FanSided's college football blog, Saturday Blitz, covering news surrounding the sport and recruiting. He spent the same amount of time doing some freelance work for the tabloid/sports outlet BlackSportsOnline. In his free time, Jones loves to cheer on his Kentucky Wildcats, collect sneakers, read a good book, and get in some gains at the gym. You can follow him on Twitter @jonesj2342.