6 possible trade destinations for Justin Jefferson this offseason

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson
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Possible Justin Jefferson Trade Destination No. 2

Kansas City Chiefs

Projected 2024 Cap Space (via Over The Cap): $24.1 million
Projected 2025 Cap Space: $97.4 million
Highest 2024 Draft Pick: 31st or 32nd overall (First Round)

From the very start of the 2023 NFL season, it has been extremely clear that the Chiefs are still in need of a new true No. 1 wide receiver after the departure of Tyreek Hill in 2022.

In each of the last two years, no Kansas City wide receiver has finished the team's regular-season schedule with at least 1,000 receiving yards, as Hill was the last wide receiver to accomplish this feat in a Chiefs uniform back in 2021.

Combine this with the fact that All-Pro Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce is getting older and he just had his first regular season with less than 1,000 receiving yards since 2015, and the Chiefs will likely be spending the 2024 offseason looking to add a new elite pass-catcher for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to throw to.

Could that end up being Justin Jefferson?

It's not like Kansas City has been struggling recently, as they've represented the AFC in four of the last five Super Bowls and they've taken part in each of the last six AFC Championships. But even the Chiefs know that Mahomes needs more talent to throw to, especially if Kelce retires in the near future.

Given Kansas City's tremendous success, the Vikings would probably be the team that acquires more assets in a trade involving Jefferson.

Even if the selections come at the bottom half of the round, if the Chiefs were willing to offer at least two first-round draft picks in exchange for Jefferson, that's a trade proposal Minnesota won't be able to just brush to the side.