Vikings WR Justin Jefferson talks about Kirk Cousins hot mic moment

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The Vikings were in the midst of salvaging their season, but the team desperately needed to defeat the Bears in December to have a good shot at the playoffs.

Down 13, Kirk Cousins threw the ball into the back of the end zone, missing Justin Jefferson, the intended receiver. Jefferson got caught on a hot mic voicing his frustrations to Cousins.

Jefferson recently discussed that moment with Tyler R. Tynes of GQ Magazine:

“I think people ran with it because Stefon Diggs just left for, apparently, being a diva. So, I guess them having the assumption that I’m just like that or I cry or I ask for the ball too much, whatever whatever. People fail to realize folks say this all the time. But, now with Covid and no fans, there’s hot mics. You hear everything in the stadium. I really don’t care about that type of stuff. I’m gonna say whatever I need to say on the field. If I’m frustrated, I’m going to get my point across. I’m going to show you my competitiveness and my eagerness to win is shown on the field.”

Jefferson added that he doesn’t want to be a quiet player that just sits back and goes along, he wants to win games. Asked about whether Cousins did in fact need to get the ball to Jefferson quicker, Jefferson said maybe a little bit.

“But I talked to him after and we got that whole situation settled down,” Jefferson told Tynes. “He wanted me to come up to him and talk to him instead of yelling for the TV to hear.”