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Vikings reach agreement with Jefferson on 4-year extension to give him NFL’s richest non-QB contract

The Minnesota Vikings and star wide receiver Justin Jefferson reached a monumental agreement on Monday, solidifying their bond for the foreseeable future. In a groundbreaking move, Jefferson inked a four-year extension, reportedly securing the richest contract in the NFL for a non-quarterback.

As per ESPN reports, Jefferson’s contract boasts an impressive $110 million guaranteed, with the overall deal potentially reaching a staggering $140 million. An astonishing $88 million awaits him at the moment of signing, marking a historic moment for both Jefferson and the Vikings organization.

This deal comes as no surprise considering Jefferson’s remarkable performance on the field. The young receiver has etched his name in NFL history, amassing the most receiving yards by a player in their first four seasons. Despite battling a hamstring injury that sidelined him for seven games last season, Jefferson still managed to rack up an impressive 1,074 receiving yards.

General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah highlighted the close relationship between the team and Jefferson, noting that discussions for this extension had been in the works since last summer. The culmination of these negotiations cements Jefferson’s status as a cornerstone player for the Vikings.

Selected as the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 draft out of LSU, Jefferson’s rise to prominence has been nothing short of extraordinary. His accolades include being named the 2022 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year, further solidifying his position as one of the league’s premier talents.

With this extension in place, the Vikings can look forward to continued success with Jefferson as a pivotal part of their offense, while Jefferson himself can focus on elevating his game even further on the gridiron.