Justin Jefferson Impressed with Little Kid’s Moves

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Does your kid like to Griddy all over the place? Maybe you are a kid — do you Griddy?

If so, you should probably start posting your moves to social media because Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Justin Jefferson can see you.

Justin Jefferson Impressed with Little Kid’s Moves

One four-year-old was filmed while firing up a nifty little Griddy on the baseball diamond, and thanks to his father, plus a little Tik Tok magic, Jefferson called him out — in a good way.

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Easton, the “Elite Griddy” merchant in Merkel, Texas, fired off the dance after touching homeplate last week, and his father made sure to show the digital masses. The dad, Dylan Dewayne Simpson, later said Easton was playing with older kids, so the run scored was particularly impressive.

“As you can tell, he loves to dance and has a big personality,” the father Simpson added.

Here’s the video:


Hey @vikings, I think Justin Jefferson got some competition for the best griddy 😏#griddydance #griddy #fyp #jjettas

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Then, Jefferson noticed and coined the replication of his dance as “elite,” posting the video and elite caption to his own Instagram.

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The father Simpson caught Jefferson’s attention, “I think Justin Jefferson got some competition for the best Griddy.”

Jefferson joined the NFL three years ago via Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft. He’s since taken the league by storm, leading the NFL in receiving yards since becoming a Viking, making the Stefon Diggs trade to the Buffalo Bills feels like a distant, irrelevant memory, and securing his space as the face of the Vikings franchise without debate.

Minnesota finished 13-4 in Kevin O’Connell’s first year as head coach in 2022 but strangely lost in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs at home to the New York Giants. Since, the Vikings dismissed 2022 defensive coordinator Ed Donatell, hired cream-of-the-crop defensive bossman Brian Flores for 2023, and drafted a Jefferson running-mate last week in wide receiver Jordan Addison. According to the newcomer Addison, Griddys will be everywhere in 2023, courtesy of the Vikings latest rendition of “Three Deep.”

Justin Jefferson Quietly
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Jefferson is expected to extend his contract with the Vikings soon, as his camp, plus the Vikings, have insisted for months it’s “all a matter of when” on the timing of a new deal. And when that new agreement comes to fruition, Jefferson will likely become the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history, fetching “quarterback money” along the way. The deal should tip the scales at $30 to $35 million per season.

Meanwhile, Jefferson also won the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year award — probably why four-year-olds in Texas are mimicking his signature dance.

Jefferson will turn 24 in June.

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 Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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