Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson is in for a big pay day sooner rather than later.

Jefferson snapped the Vikings’ franchise record for receptions and receiving yards in 2022, while simultaneously leading the rest of the league in each category.

In just three seasons in the NFL, Jefferson has already proved himself to be a generational talent. In order to keep Jefferson content in Minnesota, the Vikings will likely have to come to an agreement on a contract extension this offseason.

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Vikings are expected to have contract negotiations with Jefferson in the near future. However, those discussions have not yet begun.

According to Spotrac, Jefferson’s market value equates to nearly $27 million per year. It’s certainly a bump in pay from the $2.4 million base salary he is currently on the books for in 2023.

With the Vikings’ season having ended just a few days ago, reworking Jefferson’s contract will take some time. Though the decision to extend Jefferson is a no-brainer, Minnesota’s front office has plenty of time to get this deal done.

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