Can Justin Jefferson break the NFL’s rookie record for receiving yards?

Kyle Ratke
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Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been one of the best receivers in the NFL this season.

It makes it even more remarkable that he’s a rookie.

On Sunday against the Lions, he could break the league’s rookie record for receiving yards in a season. Currently, Jefferson has 1,267 receiving yards.

If Jefferson has 111 yards in the team’s season finale, he’ll break Anquan Boldin’s record of 1,377 yards set back with the Cardinals in 2003.

To localize it, Jefferson needs 47 yards to break Randy Moss’ rookie franchise record with the Vikings set back in 1998.

How realistic is it that Jefferson will hit that mark?

On the season, Jefferson has eclipsed the 111-yard mark four times. In the team’s matchup against the Lions in Week 8, however, Jefferson was limited to just three catches for 64 yards.

You know that Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ offense is aware of this record and will do what they can to get Jefferson the ball.

In a game without many storylines, this is something to watch.