When it comes to discussing the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, one name consistently rises to the top: Randy Moss. As a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Moss's remarkable career statistics speak for themselves. With a second-place ranking in career touchdown catches and fourth in receiving yards, he has left an indelible mark on the league. Moss also still holds the record for the most touchdown receptions in a single season, an astonishing 23 in 2007, among his numerous other accolades.
Considering Moss's unparalleled expertise, his perspective on today's NFL wide receivers carries a lot of weight. Recently, in an interview with TMZ Sports, Moss proclaimed that the Minnesota Vikings' very own Justin Jefferson sits atop the league as the best wide receiver.
"I think Justin Jefferson is the No. 1 receiver in the NFL," Moss confidently stated. "The way they utilize him, the way they move him around… I believe Justin Jefferson is destined for another breakout season."
Moss's endorsement of Jefferson carries significant weight, particularly given his deep connection to the Vikings. Spending eight of his 14 NFL seasons in Minnesota, Moss's familiarity with the team adds credibility to his selection. With an array of incredible receiving talent in the league, he chose Jefferson over others such as Ja'Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals, Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins, Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills, Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams, and Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Since entering the league, Jefferson has wasted no time solidifying his dominance on offense. Accumulating an impressive 4,825 yards on 324 receptions and 25 touchdowns over his first three seasons, he has consistently showcased his exceptional skills. Notably, Jefferson led the entire NFL in receiving yards last season, amassing a remarkable 1,809 yards. This outstanding performance earned him the prestigious AP Offensive Player of the Year award, cementing his status as one of the league's most electrifying talents.
In a delightful twist of fate, Jefferson surpassed Moss's own record for most receiving yards in a single season during the 2022 campaign, further solidifying his place in Viking lore. However, Moss remains modest in his admiration for Jefferson, highlighting the potential impact of running back Dalvin Cook's departure on the wide receiver's production.
Nevertheless, Moss firmly believes that if the Minnesota Vikings can maintain a consistent running game to complement their play-action passing sequences, Jefferson will undoubtedly shine once again. With the 2023 regular season set to kick off on September 10th at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the stage is set for Jefferson have yet another great season and prove Moss's glowing endorsement.