I love a healthy beef, and I love competition. That is why I love this statement from Jaire Alexander the Green Bay Packers shutdown cornerback. He was asked by reporters about Justin Jefferson’s massive week 1 performance and boy did he give out some bulletin board material for the young Vikings wide out.
“You’ve just got to be real: He don’t jump in no super suit and get dressed and jump outside, you hear me?” Alexander said Thursday. “I don’t either, sometimes. But he [is] human, is what I’m saying. We ain’t putting too much on nobody.
“He’s a really good receiver. But at the end of the day, I’m a really good corner. We’ve got really good corners, we’ve got really good linebackers, D-line, whatever it is. You don’t want to put too much focus on that one person because it’s like, the first game, that was a fluke.”
He may not be a superhero, but his 184 receiving yards in Week 1 is his third-highest single-game total this season with his 223-yard outing against the Detroit Lions in early December leading the charge.
I think Justin Jefferson is going to be targeted a lot this week, but can Jaire Alexander shut him down? We will see, he was feeling pretty high with his performance against the Dolphins and Jaylen Waddle doing the penguin to walk off the field. We shall see!