Over most of the past three decades, the Minnesota Vikings have been pretty blessed at the wide receiver position. From Randy Moss, Cris Carter, and Jake Reed to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs and now on to Justin Jefferson, there have been a lot of incredible receivers to put on the purple and gold. But Justin Jefferson, who hasn’t been in the league three full seasons, might already be the best of them all.
So sayeth Cris Carter himself.
On her show Up and Adams, former Good Morning Football host Kay Adams asked Carter to rank himself, Randy Moss, and Justin Jefferson from 1 to 3. Carter put himself in the third spot and then proceeded to put Moss second, placing Jefferson in the top spot.
You can see the clip from the interview here.
didn’t think this would happen today…⁰⁰HOFer Cris Carter just ranked Justin Jefferson above him AND @RandyMoss in all-time @Vikings receivers ⁰⁰ : @FanDuelTV | @heykayadams | @criscarter80 | @JJettas2 pic.twitter.com/wfMyUsAPAc— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) December 12, 2022
Carter went on to praise Moss and emphasize that placing him in second wasn’t a slight on him, but rather an acknowledgment of all the things that Jefferson is capable of. Carter also says that he believes there are a lot of things that Jefferson does better than Moss does, such as catching the ball in traffic and getting in and out of his routes.
I have to say I was pretty surprised that Carter put Jefferson ahead of his former teammate in his rankings on Adams’ show. Then again, given that Jefferson is set to obliterate Moss’ single-season team receiving yardage record and has already surpassed him for receiving yardage over a player’s first three seasons, maybe I shouldn’t be as surprised as I am.
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