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Justin Jefferson one of NFL five stars to feature in Netflix series 'Receiver'

It comes after Kirk Cousins featured in 'Quarterback' last year.
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Vikings superstar Justin Jefferson is one of five NFL players to feature in new Netflix series "Receiver," which will premiere on the streaming platform this coming summer.

Produced by NFL Films, Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions, and Patrick Mahomes' 2PM Productions, the eight-episode series is the successor to "Quarterback," which debuted on the platform last summer and featured then-Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, along with Mahomes and Marcus Mariota.

Jefferson is one of five pass catchers who will be the focus of "Receiver," with the others being Raiders WR Davante Adams, Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, and the 49ers wide receiver and tight end duo Deebo Samuel and George Kittle.

"We are excited to be working again with Netflix and NFL Films to give fans unprecedented access to what it's like to play receiver at the highest level," said Peyton Manning.

"As we did with 'Quarterback,' we look forward to telling the stories of five incredible receivers, each with their unique personality, skillset and motivation for what drives them to be the best."

Justin Jefferson

Presuming the filming took place over the 2023 NFL regular season, it could prove to be a tough one for Jefferson given he missed half of it due to injury, with the Vikings season also derailed by the Achilles injury to Cousins and the subsequent shift to backup QBs Joshua Dobbs and Nick Mullens.

There's also potential for reference to be made to the contract negotiations that took place before the start of the season, with the Vikings unable to come to an agreement with the star, who remains un-signed entering the final year of his rookie contract.

"We were thrilled last summer to see audiences all over the world diving into the lives of NFL quarterbacks," said Joe Zucco, supervising producer, NFL Films. "We believe the extraordinary skills, dedication and passion of the NFL's great wide receivers – and one tight end – will make a perfect follow-up."