If the Rams walk away with a Super Bowl win Sunday, it could be quite the day for wide receiver Van Jefferson and his family.
In the third quarter, NFL Network reporter Bridget Condon tweeted that she was “pretty sure” she saw Jefferson’s wife, Samaria, leaving the stadium on a stretcher “about to have their baby.”
Yesterday, The Athletic reported that Samaria’s due date was Feb. 17 — and that she’d specifically instructed their family and Rams staff to not notify Jefferson if she went into labor until the game was over.
“I said, ‘You play, I’ll see you at the hospital afterwards.’ That’s what it is. I will never take that moment away from him. I want to see him glorify God on the field that day,” Samaria said, as reported by The Athletic.
Six minutes into the fourth quarter, Jefferson was tied for the team lead in receptions with four and had racked up 23 yards. He’s been a huge part of the Rams’ passing attack all season, often serving as their no. 2 option behind Cooper Kupp. Jefferson tallied 802 yards in the regular season and six touchdowns.
Amidst the confetti that’ll fall in SoFi after the clock hits zeroes, if Condon’s report is true, Jefferson will have quite the surprising news waiting for him.