Big Justin Jefferson News Coming Soon…
The Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign Justin Jefferson to a massive contract extension this offseason, whether their play-by-play radio announcer chooses to pay attention or not. But according to longtime local sports reporter/TV analyst/insider/radio voice, Mark Rosen, there is big JJ news on the horizon.
Rosen is trying to play it off as if the news is a mystery but it’s difficult to believe the news is anything other than the announcement of Jefferson’s new contract, which is expected to be a record-breaking deal for wide receivers, landing somewhere over $30 million per year.
According to @KFANRosen Justin Jefferson news is coming soon. That would make sense with June 1st being a pivotal day for Dalvin Cook. Stay tuned!— Ben Leber (@nacholeber) May 31, 2023
“Keep your eye on what’s going on with Justin Jefferson the next 48 hours,” Rosen said in the closing seconds of Wednesday’s Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN-FM 100.3 in the Twin Cities.
Asked if the potential pending news is good, Rosen replied, “Let’s hope so.”via BringMeTheSports.com (Fan Nation)
June 1 may be the day for Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook…
The NFL league year began back in March so the Vikings have to stay under the salary cap if they are to make any sort of offseason transaction, like a Justin Jefferson extension. That’s why Vikings radio on-field analyst, Ben Leber, is wondering out loud about whether or not a JJ extension will come in conjunction with the trade or release of Dalvin Cook.
It’s worth noting that national insider, Jeremy Fowler (ESPN), was on “Get Up” Wednesday morning and, again, seemed very sure that the Vikings/Cook offseason contract drama is coming to a June 1 head, either via trade or release. That’s two very knowledgeable and trusted insiders who appear to be on the same track when it comes to impending moves on the horizon for two of the Minnesota Vikings’ biggest stars.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan