Vikings and Justin Jefferson agree to massive 4-year contract extension

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson / David Berding/GettyImages

Finally, a deal has been completed between Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings. After months of bogus trade rumors and speculation about when a new contract might be signed, Jefferson and the Vikings have agreed to an extension that will make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jefferson has signed a four-year contract extension with Minnesota worth $140 million that includes $110 million guaranteed.

With his new extension, Jefferson's annual average salary of $35 million is now the highest among all non-quarterbacks in the league heading into the 2024 season. San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa previously held the top spot with his annual average salary of $34 million.

With his extension signed, Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson can now get back to work

Despite some of the random trade speculation during the last few months, Jefferson's extension is one that the Vikings have always emphasized as something that was going to get done. Now, it has been signed, and Minnesota's top wide receiver can get to work with the rest of the locker room during the team's mandatory minicamp this week.

Assuming he takes part in the Vikings' minicamp, Jefferson will get to catch passes from the team's two newest quarterbacks: rookie J.J. McCarthy and Sam Darnold.

Once he hits the field, it shouldn't take long for McCarthy and Darnold to learn why Minnesota just made Jefferson the highest-paid wide receiver in the history of the NFL.

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