Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson Stars in ‘Receiver’

Netflix’s newest sports series follows the 2023 season of five NFL receivers

Get ready for a riveting experience as Minnesota Vikings’ legendary wide receiver Justin Jefferson takes the spotlight in a new eight-part sports docuseries, “Receiver,” which premieres today on Netflix.

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson

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Following the success of last summer’s “Quarterback,” which spotlighted Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, and Marcus Mariota, Netflix and the NFL have teamed up again to bring fans “Receiver.” This new series documents the 2023 seasons of Jefferson and four other standout pass catchers, both on and off the field: Raiders WR Davante Adams, Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel, and TE George Kittle. Together, these athletes have combined for 17 Pro Bowls, showcasing their extraordinary skills and dedication.

As a three-time All-Pro and the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year, Jefferson’s story is a testament to the challenges of the receiver position. This role, not only physically demanding but also mentally taxing, is closely intertwined with the quarterback and is crucial for any offensive strategy. The docuseries delves into these aspects, giving viewers a deeper understanding of the intensities of the game.

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson stars in Netflix’s ‘Receiver’

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Despite Jefferson’s undeniable talent and success, his journey has not been entirely smooth sailing. The series will cover his devastating hamstring injury, followed by a chest injury, and his road to recovery. These personal and professional hurdles add depth to his story, highlighting his resilience and determination.

Jefferson has set a new bar for NFL players, remaining the record holder for career receiving yards per game and holding the highest annual average salary of any non-quarterback player (as of 2024).

Julia Jacobson is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, studying political science and journalism. Outside of her coursework, she participates in her school’s mock trial team and works as a teaching assistant for an introductory political science course. Julia was born and raised in Minnesota, and loves traveling both domestically and internationally. In her free time, she enjoys reading and journaling.