NFL cameras captured a special moment after the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 23-7 on Sunday when wide receiver Justin Jefferson got quarterback Aaron Rodgers of high praise.
“Best player in the game today,” said Rodgers, hugging Jefferson after Jefferson’s 184 yards with nine catches and two touchdowns beat the Packers Sen.
But here’s the question: Did Rodgers say Jefferson was the best player in that very specific game between the Vikings and Packers, or did he mean Jefferson is now in the NFL The best player?
Jefferson was without a doubt the best player in the game, scoring 154 of his 184 in the first half, setting a team record for half-court yards . His 184 yards were a career high, and he also had his 200th career catch, becoming the fourth-fastest player in NFL history to do so.
It took him just 34 games to complete 200 catches. Jarvis Landry did it in 33 games, Michael Thomas completed the feat in 32 games, and Odell Beckham Jr. only took 30 games.
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The debate over who’s the best player in the NFL likely started with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, along with quarterbacks like Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, among others.
Jefferson is definitely the best wide receiver to talk to the likes of Cooper Cooper, Davant Adams and Jamal Chase.
But what if he continues to provide stats all season like he did on Sunday? The “best in the NFL” discussion will have a new name to consider.
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