June 18, 2024

The Vikings standout is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in football.

Justin Jefferson has established records on the field in his short NFL career, and now he’s breaking them with his paycheck.

The star wide receiver has allegedly agreed to a four-year, $140 million agreement with the Minnesota Vikings, with $110 million guaranteed. The contract makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, based on annual compensation.

Jefferson announced his extension on Instagram, calling it “the deal I have been waiting for since I was a little kid.”

“I would not be in this position without the support of my family. “I’m so grateful to them for instilling a foundational gratitude and competitive fire in me,” Jefferson said in a press release. “I’d like to thank the Wilf family, (head coach) Kevin O’Connell, (general manager) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, and the whole Vikings organization for believing in me and allowing me to lead this squad. Thank you to all of my teammates and coaches for always being there for me and pushing me, from when I was a youngster in Louisiana to when I reached the NFL. Finally, to all Vikings fans, you will continue to receive my very best each and every day. SKOL!”

 

Justin Jefferson contract details: Vikings make star NFL's highest-paid WR,  non-QB | Sporting News

 

Jefferson has been one of the NFL’s finest receivers since the Vikings selected him with the 22nd choice in the 2020 NFL draft. He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons and finished fifth in the 2022 NFL MVP race after recording a league-high 128 receptions and 1,809 yards.

He only played 10 games in 2023, but he had 68 receptions for 1,074 yards and five touchdowns. With 1,074 yards, he became the fifth player in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons.

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