Marshon Lattimore Fires Back at Justin Jefferson

Marshon Lattimore Fires Back at Justin Jefferson
Jan 3, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports.

Minnesota Vikings wideout Justin Jefferson wasn’t shy about trolling New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore after his team took down the Saints in London last weekend.

The Vikings survived the undermanned Saints, 28-25, and Jefferson had a field day at the expense of Lattimore, a four-time Pro Bowler.

Jefferson posted a photo of himself stepping over (away from?) Lattimore after a big catch in London, likening his play to Allen Iverson in the 2001 NBA Finals.

Justin Jefferson's Reception against NO in Week 4 (2022)
Justin Jefferson’s Reception against NO in Week 4 (2022)

That’s the “step away.” Here’s Jefferson’s Instagram follow-up.

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Well, Lattimore unsurprisingly wasn’t amused, replying with a somewhat volatile retort on the same Instagram platform.

It is unclear when Lattimore plans to “catch” Jefferson, perhaps the next time to two see each other on the field, which will be in 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Jefferson toyed with Lattimore in Week 4, tabulating 147 receiving yards on 10 receptions. He even threw in a rushing touchdown for good measure.

Lattimore’s encountered a bizarre career trajectory to date. Per Pro Football Focus, this is his resume:

  • 2017 = 86.1
  • 2018 = 73.3
  • 2019 = 68.1
  • 2020 = 54.1
  • 2021 = 77.3
  • 2022 = 51.3 (thru 4 games)

And, of course, the 51.3 grade so far in 2022 is mainly attributable to abuse from Jefferson in London.

Jun 14, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports.

The Saints will need the good version of Lattimore to resurface as their 2022 campaign is gradually swirling down the commode. New Orleans is 1-3 through four weeks, leaning on backup quarterback Andy Dalton again in Week 5 and essentially requiring a 4-2 record in the next six games (SEA, CIN, at ARI, LAR, BAL, at PIT) to hit .500 by mid-November.

The Vikings, on the other hand, can put a stranglehold on playoff optimism with a Week 5 triumph at home over the Chicago Bears.

Since entering the NFL in 2020, Jefferson leads the NFL in receiving yards with 3,409.



Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).