Florio Reports That New Justin Jefferson Contract is Very Close

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Justin Jefferson, the superstar wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, is on the verge of securing a major contract extension. As Vikings fans eagerly await the news, some are starting to feel a bit anxious about the outcome.

Justin Jefferson is on track to become the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL, which might explain the prolonged negotiations. Reports suggest that Jefferson’s new contract could range between $35 and $40 million per year. It’s a contract is poised to reshape the wide receiver market, and possibly the non-QB market as a whole.

Minnesota Vikings and Justin Jefferson close on new contract?

Today brought more updates and reports, including a big one from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. He revealed that Justin Jefferson might have a new deal as soon as next week. This is by far the most significant positive development in some time.

It’s entirely possible (if not probable . . . if not likely) that Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson will have a new contract as soon as next week. If that happens, it will re-set the market — and it will give Hill a new target.

Mike Florio – ProFootballTalk

Florio wrote about Tyreek Hill, pointing out that Hill has been seeking a new contract since the 2023 season wrapped up. Apparently, Hill is doing everything he can to finalize his own deal before Jefferson’s is completed. “Whether he’ll match or beat Jefferson’s deal remains to be seen. Regardless, expect him to try.”

Hill might aim for a payday on par with Jefferson’s, but that would come as a surprise, considering Jefferson’s contract is expected to be the most lucrative deal ever for a wide receiver.

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
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Jefferson has already made waves in his young NFL career, earning three Pro Bowl nods and clinching the Offensive Player of the Year title in 2022. His track record solidly establishes him as one of the NFL’s standout talents, proving his immense value to his team and the league as a whole.

Related: Insider Source Suggests Minnesota Vikings May Have to Pay Justin Jefferson More Than $100M Before 2027

If a deal were to be sealed next week, many Vikings fans could finally breathe again, and start looking forward to the upcoming season.

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