“As long as I have better numbers this year than last year, then I’ll feel like I did a good enough job,’’ Jefferson said this week during organized team activities at the Vikings’ headquarters in Eagan.
Last season, Jefferson broke Randy Moss’ 1998 team rookie record of 69 catches with 88 and his record of 1,313 receiving yards with 1,400. The yardage figure ranked second in league history for a rookie behind Bill Groman’s 1,473 for the 1960 Houston Oilers.
The 22nd player picked in the 2020 NFL Draft, Jefferson was named second-team All-Pro, made the Pro Bowl and was second in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He didn’t come close to Moss’ Vikings rookie record of 17 touchdown receptions, getting seven, but one presumes that, considering his stated goal, he would happy with eight this fall.
Jefferson, though, knows it won’t be easy to improve on last season. Defensive backs figure to pay a lot more attention to him.
“That’s the hard part about the league and doing great things in the league,” Jefferson