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Justin Jefferson responds to Ja’Marr Chase’s claim that he is better than him as a wide receiver saying: “I am more versatile”

Justin Jefferson responded to Ja’Marr Chase saying, “I’m more versatile.”

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In 2020, the Vikings picked Jefferson with the 22nd overall pick. He had an instant impact with the team, recording 88 receptions for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns in his first season. He caught 108 passes for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns in his second season in the NFL.

Chase missed his junior year at LSU because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Bengals still drafted him fifth overall that year. He and Burrow quickly regained their old rapport and teamed up for 81 catches, 1,455 yards, and 13 touchdowns. Chase was a crucial cog in the team’s run to Super Bowl 56, and he was recognized for his efforts by being named Offensive Rookie of the Year.

It’s tough to argue with Jefferson’s assessment of the two receivers’ performances. When it comes to deep passes, ProFootballFocus ranks Chase sixth with a 99.5 grade, while Jefferson is ranked only thirteenth with a 98.3 grade. While Chase ranked 42nd, Jefferson ranked first in the league on intermediate passes, with a grade of 99.9. While Chase’s 94.1 grade on short passes ranked 11th and Jefferson’s 92.0 grade ranked 39th, Jefferson’s overall receiving grade of 90.1 ranked third and Chase’s 84 grade ranked 10th in the league.

Similarly, Jefferson was spot-on with his usage. While Chase only lined up for 106 snaps in the slot, he lined up for 506 on the outside.

Both wideouts have proven themselves to be among the league’s elite. And with their joking around already well under way, they promise to be one of the most entertaining rivalries for years to come.