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Justin Jefferson, Vikings agree to four-year, $140 million contract extension

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson's deal averages $35 million per season, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL

Justin Jefferson will spend the rest of his 20s in Minnesota. He'll start 2024 as the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL.

The Vikings agreed to terms on a four-year, $140 million extension with Jefferson on Monday, wrapping up nearly a year of negotiations with the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year on a deal that could help form the foundation of their offense for the rest of coach Kevin O'Connell's tenure in Minnesota. Jefferson, whose 5,899 receiving yards are the most by any player in the first four years of his career, agreed to a deal that averages $35 million per season, surpassing 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa's $34 million average as the highest by a non-quarterback in the NFL. The contract, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, includes $110 million in guaranteed money.

"The time has finally come - the deal I've been waiting for since I was a little kid," Jefferson said in a message he posted to his Instagram account on Monday morning.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-vikings-justin-jefferson-contract-extension-140-million-highest-paid/600370618/

 

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