Justin Jefferson Just Set An NFL Record, And LeBron James Took Notice

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson broke a record held by Randy Moss and got noticed by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

The Minnesota Vikings faced the unenviable task of replacing wide receiver Stefon Diggs after they traded him to the Buffalo Bills. They used a first round pick they received from Buffalo and used it to select Justin Jefferson from LSU. The rest was history, literally, after that.

Facing the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day, Jefferson made a big catch on a deep pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins. In the process, Jefferson passed Vikings legend Randy Moss and current free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for most receiving yards recorded in three seasons.

Justin Jefferson breaks the NFL record for receiving yards in three seasons

The Jeffersonians had prime-time Thanksgiving game viewers in awe, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who said the receiver is “ridiculous out there.”

In the first half, Jefferson conceded seven goals from Cousins. He turned those looks into six receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Jefferson made an immediate impact upon arriving at Minnesota, catching 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns on 125 targets. Despite these numbers, he missed out on Offensive Rookie of the Year, losing to Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert.

Last year, Jefferson surpassed his rookie season statistics, posting 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Coming into the Thanksgiving game, Jefferson already had 1,093 yards and four touchdowns to his score.

Jefferson has shown several times throughout his youth career that he is one of the best receivers in the game. He boosted that into the national spotlight with an impressive record-breaking performance.

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