Adam Thielen Chimes in on Twitter Spat between Vikings and Jets Players

As is the case in any hard-fought NFL battle, as the final whistle blows, emotions are usually running high. Some players are jubilant, celebrating a touch win, while others remain agitated. For some, decompressing in the locker room after the game diffuses those emotions. For others, they stew in it.

That was the case on Sunday in the visitor’s locker room as many New York Jets were kicking themselves for missed opportunities that they thought led to the loss. For cornerback DJ Reed, his emotions accompanied a message that was directed straight toward the Vikings best wide receiver.

Asked about how he felt he and the team did covering Justin Jefferson, Reed replied, “I was in his shit all day.”

“He got that one route on me,” Reed said, referencing Jefferson’s 10-yard touchdown catch. “I felt like I did a great job containing him. I held my own for sure against him.”

Following Reed’s comments, we all knew it was only a matter of time before those words made their way to Jefferson, who chirped back on social media, saying, “In what shit. You can’t talk having safety help…call me when yo coach trust you to go 1v1.”

Jefferson saw double coverage a majority of the game on Sunday and found himself the victim of Jets penalties more than once on the afternoon, including a defensive holding that was pinned on Reed early as well.

On the touchdown, Jefferson was put into motion moving from Sauce Gardner’s side of the field over to get the one-on-one with Reed, and he made it count.

Monday morning, Jefferson’s sidekick Adam Thielen joined KFAN on The Power Trip Morning Show and chimed in on the matter as well.

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Jun 7, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Adam Thielen. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

“I love it,” Thielen said in reference to seeing his teammate go at it with the opponent on the field and on social media. “It will be interesting when they watch the film and see what really happened,” he added, referencing the constant safety help, dropped pass by Jefferson, and other impacts that were felt — all of which could have added up to much bigger numbers for Jefferson had the win not been more important.

In fairness to Reed, he did respond to Jefferson later in the evening, and it was mostly classy and fair.

“You are the best WR on your team. Yes, my safety was skating most of the day you were held in check tho but great win today” [sic].

Aj Mansour is a member of The Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN and works for iHeartMedia and the Vikings Radio Network. He’s also a senior writer for Be sure to follow him on social media for the latest Vikings news and big opinions – @AjKFAN