The Minnesota Vikings made a huge trade with the Buffalo Bills ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft that saw Stefon Diggs heading to Orchard Park. The first-round pick that they received in exchange for him was turned into Justin Jefferson as both teams came away feeling like winners from that deal.
Diggs has ascended into superstardom with the Bills, turning into an All-Pro. Jefferson has done the same for the Vikings as he is already among the best players in the NFL at the wide receiver spot.
Jefferson quickly rose the ranks with a monster rookie season catching 88 passes for 1,400 yards to go along with eight touchdowns. His numbers improved in his second season as he caught 108 passes for 1,616 and 10 touchdowns.
This season he has not slowed down. Through 11 games, the LSU star has 81 catches for 1,232 yards and five touchdowns. He has already surpassed Randy Moss’s record for most yardage in the first three seasons of a career despite having six games remaining in his third season.
Part of the reason that he has surpassed Moss so quickly is that Jefferson has some truly eye-popping performances thus far this season. This season, Jefferson has seven games in which he had at least 100 receiving yards, including a career-high 193 yards against the Bills in Week 10, which leads the league.
Jefferson has 21 100-yard receiving games in his career and counting. That is also an NFL record, as Moss and Odell Beckham Jr. held the record with 18 coming into the season, which was tied by Jefferson in Week 6 as he surpassed that number four times in the first six games this season.
We could see him break even more records in the coming years as Justin Jefferson isn’t even close to his prime and is already dominating opponents on a regular basis. He is going to put some serious space between himself and Moss, as he could make a run at 5,000 career yards in his first three seasons in the NFL.