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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson could not help but laugh at being snubbed off a writer’s All-Pro team.
The playoffs and 14 teams competing for the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl 56 will now be the focus. After the regular season, awards will be given to players for their contributions throughout the 17-game campaign.
On January 12, Nick Shook, NFL.com writerHis picks for the 2021 All Pro team included the best players from both defense and offense. One snub on his team was Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who was picked over Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers, Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams and Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Based on his tweet, Jefferson was able to only laugh.
Justin Jefferson laughs at the NFL All-Pro team’s snub
Kupp was coming off a great season, where he almost broke Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving yards record. Adams plays on the Packers team with the best record for the entire season. Chase is looking like the runaway favorite to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
After a stellar second year in the NFL, Jefferson has 108 receptions for 1,616 yard and 10 touchdowns. He ranked fourth in receiving yards, and third in receptions.
Here are the stats of Kupp, Adams and Chase to compare to Jefferson’s statistics:
- Cooper Kupp: 145 receptions, 1,947 yards, 16 touchdowns
- Davante Adams: 123 Receptions, 1,553 Yards, 11 Tackles
- Ja’Marr Chase: 81 receptions, 1,455 yards, 13 touchdowns
For the second consecutive season, Jefferson was selected to the Pro Bowl.