Jordan Addison Gets Feisty with Clapback

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Jordan Addison isn’t entering the Week 1 game of 2024 at the New York Giants expecting to lose.

Jordan Addison Gets Feisty with Clapback

The young wideout is rather confident that the Minnesota Vikings will take down the Giants, evidenced by his recent Instagram clapback to a fan.

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A fan, Will McDonough, insinuated the Vikings would lose at MetLife Stadium on September 8th, and Addison quite bluntly disagreed. McDonough wrote, “And their still gonna lose week one.”

Brushing aside the grammatical gaffe from McDonough, Addison replied, “How much u wan bet?”

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Here’s the exchange:

New York is favored by a point to derail Addison’s declaration, and Vikings fans still have the memory of the Giants upsetting the purple team in the postseason 18 months ago. In that vein, it would not be shocking one iota for New York to prevail. It’s just that Addison isn’t buying it and was somewhat defiant with his reply.

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Via in June, Addison personally said he’s focused on winning at the line of scrimmage in 2024. “That’s been a main focus for me, and I feel like it’s been paying off. My work is showing out there. Having a plan once I get to the line, being decisive and just really making sure I’m locked into my release.”

“Last year, I wasn’t as confident in my releases. I wasn’t being decisive. I didn’t have a plan when I was coming up to the line; I was kind of just freelancing, trying to do what I could do. Make something work. But now, like I said, it’s my focus,” Addison added.

Also last month, ESPN’s Seth Walder called Addison the Vikings’ top x-factor commodity in 2024: “He was solid as a rookie, with 1.6 yards per route run and a 54 overall score in the receiver tracking metrics. But in order to truly form a dangerous one-two combination with Justin Jefferson and support rookie QB J.J. McCarthy, the Vikings need more out of Addison in Year 2.”

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Addison scripted a phenomenal debut season in 2023, banking 900 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. In fact, Addison was a game-saver — often a season-saver — at times for Minnesota. Now, with Year No. 2 around the bend, Addison-themed forecasts vary. Some folks, mainly fantasy football brains, feel the youngster could encounter a sophomore slump without Kirk Cousins throwing the rock. Others, like Addison personally, believe a second act will play out sans a slump.

Just don’t tell him that his team will lose Week 1.

The Vikings are 18-13 (.580) all-time versus the Giants.

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,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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