When the Minnesota Vikings traded Stefon Diggs in March of 2020, the expectation that they would get a player as good or better with that pick would have been very hard to believe. Luckily for them, they hit the jackpot.
Justin Jefferson has turned himself into an elite player for the Vikings and done so in record time. He and Adam Thielen have become one of the best wide receiver duos in the league.
When visiting training camp, former Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer, best known for having a Green Bay Packers urinal, had a massive compliment for the third-year player.
Had a great visit with Jefferson, reminds me a lot of Anthony Carter. pic.twitter.com/oXaA8tm3AJ
— Tommy Kramer (@Kramer9Tommy) August 13, 2022
This is some incredibly high praise from Kramer. Carter, who played for the Vikings from 1985-1993, is best known for dominating the 1987 playoffs, including a 10-reception/227-yard performance against the San Francisco 49ers in a divisional round upset. Carter was an explosive weapon that could be utilized anywhere on the field.
Jefferson also fits that description, as he has dominated from both the slot and on the outside. If he continues on this path, he will exceed Carter’s success.