Justin Jefferson Contract Details: Vikings WR Signs Historic Deal

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18).

There will be no holdout in Minnesota as Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson has agreed to a record-breaking contract extension. View Justin Jefferson’s contract details below.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson Signs Record-breaking Deal

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the Vikings and Jefferson have agreed to terms on a four-year, 140 million-dollar contract extension that includes $110 million guaranteed. Jefferson receives $89 million fully guaranteed at signing.

Jefferson is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL.

Jefferson announced the contract extension in a video on his social media accounts.

“Something that once was a dream is now my reality,” Jefferson wrote in the caption. “There are so many people that I can sit here and thank but you all know who you are that helped me along the way. But we ain’t stopping here…. There’s more to be done… SKOL!!!!!!!”

Jefferson, 25, is off to a historic start in his young NFL career. The former first-round pick has 392 receptions for 5,899 yards and 30 touchdowns in four seasons with the Vikings. The 5,899 career yards are the most in NFL history through four seasons. Jefferson’s 98.3 receiving yards per game is also the most in NFL history during that timeframe.

Jefferson won the AP’s Offensive Player of the Year award in 2022 with a league-leading 128 receptions and 1,809 yards. Jefferson still surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in 2023, despite playing only 10 games.

Jefferson will have a new quarterback throwing him the ball this season after Kirk Cousins signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The Vikings will turn to veteran Sam Darnold or rookie J.J. McCarthy as their new quarterback.


Justin Jefferson Becomes Highest-Paid Non-QB In The NFL

At $35 million per year, Jefferson passes Nick Bosa’s $34 million per season, becoming the highest-paid non-QB in the NFL.

The deal resets the wide receiver market, which could impact the upcoming extension for Cincinnati Bengals Ja’Marr Chase.

Per Over the Cap, Jefferson’s $35 million tops all wide receivers in terms of average per year (APY). Behind Jefferson is Philadelphia’s A.J. Brown at $32 million, Detroit’s Amon-Ra St. Brown at $30.003 million, Miami’s Tyreek Hill at $30 million, and Miami’s Jaylen Waddle at $28.25 million.