Minnesota Vikings standout Justin Jefferson acknowledges that his team faces a considerable journey ahead to have a chance at making the playoffs this season, given their winless record in the initial three weeks.
Nevertheless, Jefferson is eager to put an end to the trade rumors circulating around him. He currently tops the NFL charts with an impressive 458 receiving yards accumulated in the first three weeks.
Despite their potent offensive performance, the Minnesota squad has been unable to secure a victory.
“At the end of the day it’s not going to be perfect every time,” he told reporters Thursday, via ESPN. “There’s things that you’ve got to go through throughout the season to really tell if you’re going to be a great team or not. We’re handling adversity early in the season with the turnovers and being 0-3, but there is a whole bunch of more games to go.
“I’m tired of people saying that we’re looking into next season or all of the trades and stuff like that. We’re focused still on this season. We have a lot more games to go and we have a lot more things to accomplish this season. We’re still focused in, and we still have the same goal as we had before the season. We just need to fix a few things and I feel like we’ll be back on track.”
Justin Jefferson is undeniably one of the NFL’s premier wide receivers, consistently performing at an elite level since entering the league. In the initial stages of this season, he has consistently tallied at least 149 receiving yards in each of the three games. In Week 3’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers, he secured seven catches for 149 yards along with a touchdown.
However, the challenges are poised to intensify further.
As rumors regarding Kirk Cousins potentially being traded circulate on social media, the atmosphere becomes increasingly negative.
For now, the Vikings can direct their attention to the upcoming task at hand, which is an away game against the winless Carolina Panthers. Sunday afternoon on Fox promises a showdown where something will inevitably give.