Rookie of the Year front runner? Justin Jefferson off to historic start for Vikings
Justin Jefferson put up truly epic numbers for LSU in 2019, and he has not missed much of a beat making the jump to the NFL.
Many stars have seen mind-blowing numbers at the collegiate level only to be stifled once arriving in the NFL. Not Jefferson. Through six games, Jefferson has three games of 100 yards receiving and two games of 160+ yards.
According to PFF, Jefferson has accounted for the two best single-game receiving marks from a rookie since 2018:
Most receiving yards in a game by a rookie since 2018:
Justin Jefferson (Wk 3) – 175
Justin Jefferson (Wk 6) – 166 pic.twitter.com/GS3inCFL24
— PFF (@PFF) October 18, 2020
In Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Jefferson had nine catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns. With that performance, Jefferson became just the fourth player with three, 100-yard games in their first six games played.
Justin Jefferson has just made HISTORY!
Players with 3 or more 100-yd rec games in their first 6 career games:
Byron Williams pic.twitter.com/QBMEgilYSp
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 18, 2020
As if LSU fans needed a reminder of how truly special Jefferson can be. His future is as bright as any young player in the NFL, and he may already be the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year.