All in all, the Vikings quarterback interviewed with McAfee for nearly six minutes. In the video, McAfee asks Cousins if he can “Griddy” — a viral dance started by Vikings up-and-coming, rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
McAfee and Cousins both share a laugh when Cousins admits that he has never even tried to imitate Jefferson’s dance.
“I have never even tried,” Cousins says with a smile. “I have talked to him about it and I’ll leave it at that — just talking about it, don’t need to be about it.”
However, McAfee goes on to convince Cousins that he may have to attempt the dance if he runs in a touchdown in a prime-time game.
Justin Jefferson ‘Griddy’ Dance
Jefferson didn’t waste any time showing the world his “Griddy” dance. He scored the first touchdown of his young career in week three against the Tennessee Titans. That was Jefferson’s official breakout game as well. He finished the week with seven catches for 175 yards and a touchdown.
Here’s a look at his first career touchdown, and first career “Griddy” celebration.
In the Vikings‘ most recent game, Jefferson torched the Carolina Panthers for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, when he scored, everyone knows what celebration was coming next.
“It’s Griddy time,” Bleacher Report’s Grid Iron account wrote.
Kirk Cousins Talks Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson
Cousins and McAfee also discuss another hot topic during the interview. McAfee asks Cousins what happened with their former wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Minnesota traded the star wideout to the Buffalo Bills in the offseason.
Cousins says that answer isn’t so simple.
“You’ll have to ask Stefon,” Cousins says. “He wasn’t going to go around the building and verbalize that to everybody. He went about his business and was very productive, I mean, he had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for us.”
To fill the void left by trading Diggs, the Vikings drafted Jefferson out of LSU with their first-round pick. Cousins gives a glowing review of his rookie teammate in the video.
“Natural is the word I’d use,” Cousins explains. “You know, people ask me what has made him successful but it’s not any one trait. It’s not that he’s a 4.2-forty guy and he’s faster than everybody so that’s why. And it’s not that he’s big and strong so he just out-muscles people. It’s really neither of that — he’s just a natural receiver.”