Ramsey was asked about the physicality of his matchup against Vikings rookie RB Justin Jefferson, who has a similar build to Ramsey. He said he would be noshing on him in the game and that there would be blood on the field afterwards.
The “jefferson rams” is a response to the Vikings’ Justin Jefferson. Ramsey says that he doesn’t care about what Jefferson has to say, and will continue to do what he does.
Getty Prior to their team’s Week 16 duel on December 26, 2021, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (left) addressed a highly anticipated matchup with Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson (right).
Justin Jefferson, a wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings, has been looking forward to this day all season.
Jefferson said he marked the Vikings’ Week 16 clash with the Los Angeles Rams during a live broadcast of the All Things Covered podcast during training camp in August.
Jefferson revealed last week that he had highlighted the game in red pen, reiterating his motivation: to face perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
“I’m ecstatic,” Jefferson remarked during a news conference on December 23. “I’ve always felt like I’ve lived for these moments, going up against the top person, ever since I was a youngster.” I’m a born competitor… It’s a statement game for me because I consider myself one of the best receivers in the league and want to establish my position. “I’m definitely prepared.”
Regarding Jefferson’s enthusiasm for Sunday’s game throughout the preseason and this week, Ramsey insisted that he viewed the Vikings receiver’s words as a show of respect rather than a callout.
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‘We’re going to go after it.’
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Ramsey heard about Jefferson’s excitement for their teams’ late-season showdown during the preseason, but dismissed the buzz for a contest that was four months away.
“The receivers informed me of Justin Jefferson’s remarks, stating that he had our game highlighted… So I went to see it and checked it out. What is, is what is. The media, in my opinion, exaggerates everything. I believe he stated it in a competitive tone. I don’t go too far into it.” According to Turf Show Times, Ramsey said. We’ll meet him as soon as we can. I don’t believe we’ll play them till we’ve played a lot more games, so I’m not concerned.”
Ramsey had a similar indifferent tone toward Jefferson while speaking to the Los Angeles media on Friday, December 24. Despite this, he praised the 22-year-old receiver as one of the league’s top receivers.
“He’s a ferocious competitor.” He wants to establish himself as one of the finest players in the league. By referring to me as one of the finest in the league, he was showing me some respect. Ramsey added, “We all know how these matchups work – sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.” It’s uncertain if Ramsey will shadow Jefferson on Sunday. “I, too, am a sucker for (these pairings).” This day hasn’t been highlighted on my calendar. I make an effort to play each game in the same manner and to show respect for the game.
“(Jefferson) is a fantastic football player, and regardless of our matchup, he’s already one of the league’s greatest.” I have a lot of respect for him, but we’re definitely going to go after it.”
Pro Football Focus (PFF) has Ramsey listed as the second-best cornerback who has played at least 50 percent of defensive snaps, with an 83.9 defensive grade entering Sunday’s game. PFF has Jefferson ranked third among receivers, with an offensive grade of 89.8.
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Jefferson’s Game Against the Rams Will Have More Meaning
Along with a must-win game against Ramsey in the Rams secondary, Jefferson, who was named to his second Pro Bowl last week, has extra incentive to beat over his old mentor.
Odell Beckham Jr., a fellow LSU alumni who was released by the Cleveland Browns and signed by the Los Angeles Rams in November, will line up across from Jefferson, with the Vikings receiver in line to beat his record for most receiving yards by a player in their first two seasons.
Jefferson is 21 yards short of Beckham’s 2,755 receiving yards in his first two seasons, despite setting a modern-era NFL rookie record of 1,400 receiving yards last season. In 15 games this season, Jefferson has 1,335 receiving yards, second only to Rams WR Cooper Kupp’s 1,625 receiving yards.
Beckham and Jefferson had been buddies since Beckham’s freshman year at LSU, when he played alongside Jefferson’s elder brother, Jordan, who was the quarterback.
As he approaches the finest two-year start by a receiver in NFL history, Jefferson added, “Need 21 yards.” “I’ve been keeping a close eye on it.”
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