Why should the Vikings be optimistic? Justin Jefferson of course

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Minnesota doesn’t have a lot to look forward to in regards to the 2020 season.

At 6-9, the team is already eliminated from playoff contention. Not only that, but the Vikings lost their last game by giving up over 50 points to the Saints.

In a season like this one, it can be hard to find positives at times. But Bleacher Report did just that. The outlet listed a a positive takeaway for each NFL team and Justin Jefferson is the Vikings’ silver lining. Here’s what it said:

“Quarterback Kirk Cousins’ massive contract will force the Vikings to draft well so long as he remains on the roster. His $31 million cap hit in 2021 and $45 million cap hit in 2022 will make it tricky to build out his supporting cast, but paying a receiver of Jefferson’s caliber only $3 million and $3.6 million in those seasons will help.”

With how the Vikings’ cap situation is looking for 2021, it helps to have good players on cheap contracts. As it stands, that’s the case with Jefferson. So be positive about that, Vikings fans.