Justin Jefferson is truly one of the best, if not the best, wide receiver and football player in the National Football League today. He has been setting both team and league records left and right as he continues to blossom into a truly elite football player.
The discussion about where he ranks in the pantheon of great wide receivers in the game’s history is largely not talked about, as his story is still being written. For one analyst, however, he is ready to have that discussion.
On Monday’s Pardon The Interruption on ESPN, co-host Michael Wilbon said that he would put Jefferson in the same conversation as Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, who is widely regarded as the greatest of all time.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon agree that Justin Jefferson’s catch Sunday was one of the greatest they’ve ever seen.
Wilbon then goes a step farther to add, “I’m putting him in the conversation with Jerry Rice. Maybe I’m insane.”
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) November 14, 2022
That’s incredible praise for the third-year wide receiver from LSU. The discussion was focused on the incredible catch Jefferson made at the end of the fourth quarter. Before he mentioned it on air, Wilbon tweeted it out himself, lighting a firestorm in his mentions.
Can Jefferson be mentioned in the same breath as Jerry Rice?
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) November 13, 2022
Is it too early to discuss Jefferson among the all-time greats? Perhaps, but who cares. We are here for it.