Justin Jefferson Featured in Upcoming Netflix's "Receiver" Docuseries

March 21, 2024

Athlete Studio

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has consistently wowed audiences on the football field over the course of four seasons, frequently finding himself featured in highlight reels.

This upcoming summer, Jefferson will captivate viewers in a new way as Netflix introduces its latest docuseries, "Receiver." Announced by the streaming giant and the NFL on Tuesday morning, "Receiver" serves as a follow-up to the immensely successful "Quarterback."

The docuseries chronicles the 2023 seasons of Jefferson and four other top-notch pass catchers: Davante Adams of the Raiders, Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Lions, Deebo Samuel of the 49ers, and tight end George Kittle. Together, these athletes boast an impressive 17 Pro Bowl appearances.

Netflix's Vice President of Nonfiction Sports, Gabe Spitzer, expressed enthusiasm about the project in a statement, saying, "The natural progression is from a pass to a catch, so we're excited to dive into the Receiver world after the success of our Quarterback series." He highlighted the collaborative efforts of NFL Films and Omaha Productions in discovering dynamic athletes who will bring both on-field drama and off-field narratives to the forefront.

"Receiver" is slated to premiere in the summer of 2024, following in the footsteps of "Quarterback," which made waves on the Netflix Global Top 10 for three weeks following its release in the summer of 2023. The earlier series focused on the lives of Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota.

NFL Films Supervising Producer Joe Zucco expressed optimism about the new venture, stating, "We believe the extraordinary skills, dedication, and passion of the NFL's great wide receivers – and one tight end – will make a perfect follow-up."

Produced by NFL Films and Omaha Productions, "Receiver" boasts an impressive lineup of executive producers, including Ross Ketover, Pat Kelleher, and Keith Cossrow from NFL Films, as well as Peyton Manning and Jamie Horowitz from Omaha Productions.

Peyton Manning commented on the collaboration, stating, "We are excited to be working again with Netflix and NFL Films to give fans unprecedented access to what it's like to play receiver at the highest level." He expressed eagerness to showcase the stories of five remarkable receivers, each with their own unique personality, skill set, and motivations for excellence.

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