Jefferson 'so excited' for Vikings' move away from run-first offense

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has produced a historic start to his NFL career despite working in an offense that didn't always prioritize the passing game.

However, head coach Kevin O'Connell's arrival is expected to spark a move away from the run-centric scheme Minnesota held under Mike Zimmer, and Jefferson can't wait for more opportunities to shine.

"Our offensive style, it's not a run-first offense anymore," Jefferson told NFL Network's Patrick Claybon on Thursday. "Just us being able to put different people in different positions and distribute the ball, really. I'm so excited in this offense. Us just being in OTAs, learning the plays, going through it with our defense, and stuff.

"We're all excited. We're all happy to have (O'Connell). It's definitely a different vibe, a different connection in the building with him there. We're just excited to start it up, really. We want to see how this season really turns out for us."

Jefferson came second to only Cooper Kupp, the Offensive Player of the Year, in receiving yards last season with 1,616. Moreover, the wideout's 3,016 yards leads the NFL since 2020 and is the most of any player in their first two campaigns.

The 23-year-old aims to eventually earn a bust in Canton, but he knows he's still an unfinished product heading into Year 3.

"I mean, I want to accomplish so much," Jefferson said. "It's an endless list that I want to accomplish. At the end of the day, I want to be a Hall of Famer. So, in order to reach that, that position is so much more that I have to accomplish, so much more that I have to set for myself to better myself and really to learn.

"I just can't wait to really just see how far I can really go. This is just the start of my career, and there's just so much more I have to learn, so much more I have to do for myself to really get on that platform of being a Hall of Famer."

Jefferson 'so excited' for Vikings' move away from run-first offense
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