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Vikings ink Jefferson to reported record non-QB deal

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The Minnesota Vikings are signing wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension, the team announced Monday.

It's a four-year, $140-million extension that includes $110 million guaranteed, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. The deal makes Jefferson the NFL's highest-paid non-quarterback, according to Rapoport.

The superstar wideout thanked the Vikings organization and his support network in a statement on X.

The 24-year-old has posted four consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards or more, including a league-best 1,809 in 2022. He had 68 receptions for 1,074 yards and five touchdowns last season in just 10 games.

Since being selected No. 22 in the 2020 draft, Jefferson has been one of the league's most explosive playmakers. The LSU product earned three Pro Bowl nods, a pair of second-team All-Pro selections, and a first-team All-Pro berth in addition to winning Offensive Player of the Year in 2022.

Jefferson holds several NFL records, including becoming the fastest player to 5,000 career receiving yards, the most yards through a player's second, third, and fourth season, and the youngest player to lead the league in receiving yards. The 6-foot-1,195-pounder is also the current leader in receiving yards per game in a career at 98.3 per contest.

Multiple teams inquired about trading for Jefferson this offseason, but the Vikings let each club know they had no intention of trading him, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jefferson has totaled 392 receptions, 5,899 yards, and 30 touchdowns in 60 career games, and his yardage mark is the best in NFL history before a player's 25th birthday. Hall of Famer Randy Moss (5,396) and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (5,145) are the only others to surpass 5,000 yards by that age.

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