KJ Jefferson says he's 'one of the top quarterbacks in the nation,' details plan for 2022 season
KJ Jefferson is set for quite the senior campaign.
The breakout Arkansas quarterback is projected as one of the top passers in the SEC for the 2022 season, but he’s thinking bigger.
“I do think I’m one of the top quarterbacks in the nation right now, but the main thing is I just want to be humble,” Jefferson said via 247Sports. “…If I just keep getting 1% better every day, then my play will take care of itself.”
And Jefferson will have his work cut out for him. Gone are the days of Tennessee Titans draftee Treylon Burks and in are the days of Jaden Haselwood, Ketron Jackson Jr. and Warren Thompson as the top pass catchers in Sam Pittman’s offense.
Jefferson was rated as the No. 1 deep passer in the SEC last season, out-gunning Alabama’s Bryce Young and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker for the crown.
Utilizing that talent is a must for Pittman in his third year at the helm of a rebuilding program. The Razorbacks were stout in 2021, earning a 9-4 record and beating Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
And with a potential Heisman contender on the roster, the sky is truly the limit moving forward.
“I mean, everyone’s gonna see it this upcoming season,” Arkansas linebacker Bumper Pool said. “He’s elevated his game so much.”