In the Twin Cities, there is a new man in charge. Kevin O’Connell is now the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. And one of their star wideouts appears to be energized.
Since being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2020, he’s been nothing short of spectacular.
Justin Jefferson, a former LSU standout, has put up impressive numbers since being selected 22nd overall in the NFL draft two years ago.
The soon-to-be 23-year-old wideout has 196 receptions for 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns in 33 regular-season games over the last two seasons. Jefferson has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice in the last two seasons.
Kevin O’Connell, a former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator, is now the team’s new sideline boss. And Jefferson appears to be overjoyed with the change at the top.
“All he has to do is come in and be a laid-back coach.” ready to overhaul the entire program and get us back on the winning track.
We’re all very excited. We’ve seen a lot of new faces here, as well as a lot of new coaches… This team has a lot of potential. We’re all eager to get this thing going again. “
Justin Jefferson is ecstatic about change. Kevin O’Connell will contribute
Yes, the Vikings have put up impressive offensive numbers over the last two seasons. The Purple Gang, on the other hand, has failed to make the playoffs each year.
Overall, the Vikings are 15-18 over the last two seasons, marking the first time the franchise has had consecutive losing seasons since 2013 and 2014.
Kirk Cousins, dynamic running back Dalvin Cook, and wide receivers Adam Thielen and Jefferson lead the Vikings’ offense.
The club has struggled to score points over the last two seasons and could benefit from some defensive help.
The excitement appears to be on the offensive side of the ball right now. And it will be fascinating to see how the dynamic between Mike Zimmer and the newly arrived O’Connell differs.