Justin Jefferson reveals what he sees from JJ McCarthy

EAGAN, MINNESOTA – JUNE 4: Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks JJ McCarthy #9, Sam Darnold #14 and Nick Mullens #12 watch practice during the Minnesota Vikings mandatory minicamp at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on June 4, 2024 in Eagan, Minnesota.
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The Minnesota Vikings’ best player is 25 years old.

This speaks volumes about their plans and prospects for the future.

They are in no hurry to put JJ McCarthy on the field because they know they can form a long-term partnership with him and Justin Jefferson.

So it was no coincidence that they placed their lockers right next to each other in the hope that they would build a bond with each other off the field.

During his recent appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, Jefferson admitted that he absolutely liked McCarthy’s stance.

He claimed that he definitely tries to learn as much as he can by asking lots of questions, racking his brain, and making sure to absorb as much information as possible.

Jefferson took on the role of a mentor for him and even though he himself hasn’t been in the league that long, he helped him manage the expectations and taught him the basics of being a rookie in the National Football League.

According to reports, McCarthy seems to be quite inexperienced and may need more time than expected to be ready for the field.

On the other hand, he’s only 21 years old and the Vikings have a more than capable player on the team in Sam Darnold, so there’s no reason to throw him in at the deep end until he’s truly ready – even if that doesn’t happen this season.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and the Vikings will have to be patient with their new franchise quarterback.

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