Vikings’ Justin Jefferson ‘positively excited’ the Eagles handed on him in 2020 NFL Draft
Why, Eagles, why?
The Eagles’ group is in turmoil proper now: Doug Pederson was fired, Carson Wentz was traded and new head coach Nick Sirianni is taking part in rock-paper-scissors and trash-talking NFL Draft prospects.
Some folks had been scratching their heads when LSU vast receiver Justin Jefferson wasn’t chosen with the No. 21 decide within the 2020 NFL Draft, choosing TCU’s Jalen Reagor as a substitute.
Luckily for Jefferson, he does not have a front-row seat for any of Philly’s drama, and he’s very, very glad about that. In an interview with GQ Journal, Jefferson mentioned he was fairly certain the Eagles had been going to choose him, however finally is glad that is not the way it occurred.
Main as much as the draft, you already know, they’d all of these mock drafts and other people sharing their opinions on who’s going to go the place. Lots of people had me going to Philly. And, I assumed I used to be going to Philly. Truthfully. The humorous half is, Philly was on the board after which Minnesota known as me. At first, I assumed it was Philly. However, I answered the telephone and it was Minnesota. It is loopy how all of that occurred and all the things. However, I am positively, positively, positively excited that I am on the Vikings relatively than Philly.
Jefferson would additionally say that video games towards the Eagles could be “edgier” contemplating that Philadelphia handed on him.
The Eagles ended up taking vast receiver Raegor at No. 21 in 2020, and he had an OK rookie season (11 video games, 396 yards, one landing). It paled compared to the numbers that Jefferson put up — he went for 1,400 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2020 with Minnesota.
Jefferson was chosen only one decide after Raegor, and the remaining is historical past.
The Eagles appear to be rolling with Jalen Hurts at quarterback for the 2021 season, whereas the Vikings can be working it again as soon as extra with Kirk Cousins. One season doesn’t a profession make, however up to now it seems like (and looks like) Jefferson received the higher finish of the deal.