The Pro Bowl, like everything else that’s happened over the last year, is much different than it’s been in years past. The Vikings have their star rookie wide receiver representing them and he had some entertaining conversations Tuesday night as the 2021 Pro Bowl began virtually.
Justin Jefferson was paired up with A.J. Brown to discuss a wide variety of topics, including who had the better season, route running and competing against Deion Sanders.
Here is the conversation between the two star wide receivers on who had the better season in 2020.
Brown did miss two games, but Jefferson brought up the fact that he really didn’t play as much as he should have during the first two games of the season. The virtual offseason, along with being put on the COVID-19 list this summer, limited some of the reps he was able to get ahead of the start of the season.
Despite being eased into the offense, Jefferson still broke several rookie records while hauling in 88 catches for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. Brown, on the other hand, missed two games and hauled in 70 catches for 1,050 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Getting into the end zone was also brought up, which led to the discussion on who has the better touchdown celebrations. Jefferson and his infamous “Griddy” was brought up and the highlight of his first career touchdown was played while hitting the dance from the 5-yard line.
Maurice Jones-Drew helped host the program and asked the two Pro Bowlers if they could get open on Sanders in coverage. Without any hesitation Jefferson said he would be able to get open and it led to a fun conversation.
The Pro Bowl has been fading over the years and I honestly got more enjoyment out of the first virtual night than I have from the real deal in the last decade. The new setup allows fans to get a personal touch to the Pro Bowl, while watching some of their favorite athletes talk with one another about the 2020 season.
Regardless of opinions on Jefferson and Brown, both the Vikings and Titans have star receivers that are a pain for opposing defenses to game plan around. The Vikings got lucky in 2020 when Jefferson fell in the draft and he’s going to be a star in the league for many years to come.
To watch the full video from the first night of the 2021 Pro Bowl virtually click the link below.