Justin Jefferson admits it is "special" to beat one of Randy Moss' records. Jefferson is having an outstanding start to his season as he has broken the record for the most receiving yards through the first three seasons in the league.
Jefferson currently has 4,248 yards receiving yards in the NFL and he still has a couple of more games to play this season. The previous record was held by Moss, who had 4,163 receiving yards in his first three years in the league.
Jefferson, who was named to the First-Team All-Pro in each of his first two seasons, quickly established himself as one of the best receivers in the league.
Jefferson on breaking Moss' record
“Oh yeah, I mean, it’s always special to be recognized, to top one of the greatest of all time and to do it with a couple games still left, That just goes to show you the connection that me and Kirk [Cousins] have with this offense and of course, K.O.
[Kevin O’Connell] coming in this year, helping us out with the different play calls and putting me in different situations to get the ball. This team is pretty special. A lot of guys play hand-in-hand on getting these types of wins, and it’s just not me going out there just making plays.
It starts with the O-line, to Dalvin [Cook] coming down and making a block, Kirk throwing a good ball, and me going and making plays. It’s just full execution all the way around," Jefferson told Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.
This season, Jefferson has 81 receptions for 1,232 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Jefferson's play has been one of the keys in the Minnesota Vikings' 9-2 start to the season. The Vikings have had a very promising start to the year as Jefferson and company are aiming to win the first Super Bowl this season.