Kevin O’Connell Jokingly Optimistic About Justin Jefferson’s Contract Talks

Kevin O'Connell, Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Kevin O’Connell is seen as one of the more calm, cool and collected NFL head coaches in the National Football League, but would you blame him if he was feeling anxiety regarding ongoing contract talks between the Vikings and superstar receiver Justin Jefferson?

Well today, Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell could be seen on Kay Adams‘ show “Up and Adams” making jokes about the daily anxiety he deals with regarding Jefferson’s contract talks with general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.

Kevin O’Connell jokes about Justin Jefferson’s contract talks

Justin Jefferson is starting to cause concern not just among fans, but is his own coach concerned. It doesn’t seem like it. KOC makes it clear that he expects everything to fall into place between the organization he works for and his favorite superstar receiver.

Adams: “How many times a day are you asking the GM if he signed [Justin Jefferson’s] extension paperwork yet?” 

O’Connell: “What time is it? It’s a little after lunch time, it’s been about 4-5 times already today. No, I know everything‘s gonna get worked out there. Justin knows the love and admiration that I have for him and he knows he’s such a big part of what we do around here. That’s on the field, that’s off the field, he brings such a great energy to our building every single day and he’s the ultra competitor, as far as when he steps in between the white lines. Very few people are able to do the things that he is able to do, but it’s how he goes about his business: how he works, how he pushes his teammates to get better. Justin Jefferson is a huge part of this organization.”

Kevin O’Connell – Up and Adams Show

Minnesota Vikings won’t reportedly extend Jefferson anytime soon

O’Connell appears very optimistic that a contract extension for Justin Jefferson will eventually get done. He fully comprehends the immense value Jefferson brings to not only the organization but also to the passionate fanbase and the broader community of Minnesota.

Related: ESPN NFL Insider Wants Vikings to Sign Hunter Renfrow

If you’re starting to get concerned about whether an extension is in the cards, take a deep breath. While it might not be granted tomorrow or even in the coming month, there’s every indication that it’s just a matter of time. Until it gets done, though, Minnesota Vikings fans will will be understandably nervous.

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