Justin Jefferson asked to compare Kirk Cousins and Joe Burrow: Joe has a little bit more swagger, he's not scared to get hit
Justin Jefferson likely didn’t mean to draw attention to himself following a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, but that is exactly what happened when the Vikings receiver was asked to compare his current quarterback to his former quarterback.
The last time Jefferson and Burrow were on the same team, the two connected 111 times, resulting in 1,540 yards, 18 touchdowns, and one national championship.
As a result of their success at LSU, Burrow was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Bengals, while Jefferson was selected No. 22 overall by the Vikings. During his rookie season in Minnesota, Jefferson caught 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns from Cousins.
Based on that impressive production level, Jefferson is likely more than happy to have Cousins throwing him the ball, but the receiver did have an interesting answer when asked to compare Burrow and Cousins.
“Kirk and Joe throw similar balls. They’re not the strongest arm, but they’re going to get it to you exactly where you need it, (where) you need them to throw it,” Jefferson said on the show.
“But the thing about Joe that’s a little bit different, Joe, I feel like Joe has a little bit more swagger. He has that confidence on the field. And, I mean, he’s not scared to get hit. I feel like as a quarterback, that’s a big trait to have, especially to be as young as he is. He’s a phenomenal quarterback.”
Normally those comments may not create much buzz, but the Vikings just selected Kellen Mond in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, a player that showed he is more than willing to take a hit during his time at Texas A&M. Taking that into consideration, Jefferson’s comments are interesting.
You can check out the full interview here.