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Vikings and wide receiver Justin Jefferson come to terms on four-year contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings announce the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with wide receiver Justin Jefferson. The deal will keep Jefferson with the Vikings through the 2028 season.

Jefferson, despite missing seven games last season, reached 1,074 receiving yards, joining WRs Michael Thomas (2016-19), Mike Evans (2014-17), A.J. Green (2011-14) and Randy Moss (1998-2001) as the only players in NFL history to have four straight seasons of 1,000 receiving yards to start their careers. The three-time Pro Bowler also set the NFL record for most receiving yards (5,899) in a player’s first four seasons. In 2022, Jefferson finished the regular season leading the NFL in receptions (128) and receiving yards (1,809), setting franchise records while becoming the youngest player in NFL history to lead the league in both categories in a single season.

The St. Rose, La., native was selectedFirst-Team All-Pro in 2022 by The Associated Press and was named to the Second Team in 2020 and 2021. Jefferson, who was voted the No. 2 player in the NFL in the Top 100 Players of 2023, was also named the AP’s NFL Offensive Player of the Year for 2022, joining Vikings Legends quarterback Fran Tarkenton (1975) and running back Adrian Peterson (2012) as the only Minnesota players to win the award.

Originally selected by the Vikings in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, Jefferson has played in 60 career games (57 starts) and has totaled 392 career receptions (10th in team history), 5,899 career receiving yards (eighth in team history) and 30 career receiving touchdowns (tied for ninth in team history). He is just one of eight players who rank in the top 10 in each of the three categories in Vikings history.

Details regarding a press conference will be announced when finalized.

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