Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings, Wide Receiver
Age: 25-160d (Jan 16, 1999)
Exp: 5 Years
Country: US
College: Louisiana State
Drafted: Round 1 (#22 overall), 2020
Agent(s): Ben Renzin (WME Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$8,512,600

2024 Cash

$57,806,000

Career Earnings

$13,298,172

2024-2028 Extension (CURRENT)

Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed to an historic 4 year, $140 million contract extension that includes $110M guaranteed for practical purposes, and $88.7M fully guaranteed at signing. At $35M per year, Jefferson becomes the highest average paid non-QB in NFL history at the time of signing. The 25-year-old receives a $36.9M signing bonus in 2024, and a fully guaranteed $30M option bonus in 2025, setting this up to be a 4 year, $125.7M contract practically speaking. Complete Breakdown

Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $140,000,000
Average Salary:
$35,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$36,938,000
GTD at Sign:
$88,743,000
Total GTD:
$110,000,000
Free Agent:
2029 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 25 $8,512,600 3.33% $38,063,000 $38,063,000 $88,743,000
2025 26 $15,317,600 5.60% $31,930,000 $69,993,000 $80,230,400
2026 27 $39,137,600 13.39% $25,750,000 $95,743,000 $40,912,800
2027 28 $43,397,600 13.87% $30,010,000 $125,753,000 $14,775,200
POTENTIAL OUT: 2028, 4 YR, $125,753,000; $7,387,600 DEAD CAP
2028 29 $47,387,600 14.15% $34,000,000 $159,753,000 $7,387,600
2029 30
Void
UFA
$6,000,000 1.68% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Option Proration Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 25 $1,125,000 $7,387,600 - - - $8,512,600 3.33% $88,743,000
2025 26 $1,170,000 $7,387,600 $510,000 $6,000,000 $250,000 $15,317,600 5.60% $80,230,400
2026 27 $24,990,000 $7,387,600 $510,000 $6,000,000 $250,000 $39,137,600 13.39% $40,912,800
2027 28 $29,250,000 $7,387,600 $510,000 $6,000,000 $250,000 $43,397,600 13.87% $14,775,200
POTENTIAL OUT: 2028, 4 YR, $125,753,000; $7,387,600 DEAD CAP
2028 29 $33,240,000 $7,387,600 $510,000 $6,000,000 $250,000 $47,387,600 14.15% $7,387,600
2029 30
Void
UFA
- - - $6,000,000 - $6,000,000 1.68% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 25 $1,125,000 $36,938,000 - - $38,063,000 $38,063,000 $38,063,000 $31,950,600
2025 26 $1,170,000 - $30,000,000 $250,000 $31,930,000 $69,993,000 $34,996,500 $30,422,500
2026 27 $24,990,000 - - $250,000 $25,750,000 $95,743,000 $31,914,333 $29,920,000
2027 28 $29,250,000 - - $250,000 $30,010,000 $125,753,000 $31,438,250 $32,005,000
2028 29 $33,240,000 - - $250,000 $34,000,000 $159,753,000 $31,950,600 $34,000,000
2029 30
Void
- - - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $88.743M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 compensation + $18.25 of 2026 salary)
  • 2025 Option Bonus: $30M (guaranteed)
  • Additional $7M of 2026 salary fully guarantees March 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • $14.257M of 2027 salary fully guarantees March 2026 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2025-2028 Per Game Active Bonus: $510,000 ($30,000)
  • Annual Workout Bonus: $250,000
  • 2029 void year for cap purposes
Source: PFT

2020-2024 Rookie

Justin Jefferson signed a 4 year , $13,122,805 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $7,103,856 signing bonus, $13,122,805 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,280,701. In 2024, Jefferson will earn a base salary of $19,743,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,743,000 and a dead cap value of $19,743,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $13,122,805
Average Salary:
$3,280,701
Signing Bonus:
$7,103,856
GTD at Sign:
$13,122,805
Total GTD:
$13,122,805
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$13,298,172

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 21
Active
$7,889,226
$7,889,226
2021 22
Active
$1,206,491
$9,095,717
All NFL (2nd)
2022 23
Active
$1,802,982
$10,898,699
All NFL (1st) OPOY
2023 24
Active
$2,399,473
$13,298,172
Total      
$13,298,172
$13,298,172
2024 25
Active
$38,063,000
2025 26
Active
$31,930,000
2026 27
Active
$25,750,000
2027 28
Active
$30,010,000
2028 29
Active
$34,000,000
Total
$173,051,172
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
21
$610,000
$7,103,856
$175,370
$7,889,226
$7,889,226
2021
22
$1,206,491
$1,206,491
$9,095,717
2022
23
$1,802,982
$1,802,982
$10,898,699
2023
24
$2,399,473
$2,399,473
$13,298,172
Total
$6,018,946
$7,103,856
$175,370
$13,298,172
$13,298,172
2024
25
$1,125,000
$36,938,000
$38,063,000
2025
26
$1,170,000
$30,000,000
$250,000
$31,930,000
2026
27
$24,990,000
$250,000
$25,750,000
2027
28
$29,250,000
$250,000
$30,010,000
2028
29
$33,240,000
$250,000
$34,000,000
Total
$95,793,946
$44,041,856
$30,000,000
$1,000,000
$175,370
$173,051,172

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $6,018,946 $7,103,856 - - - $175,370 $13,298,172

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2023 MIN 6 - 12 Hamstring
  • Jun 03, 2024 Signed a 4 year $140 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Dec 29, 2023 Fined $13,659 Excessive Celebration against Detroit (DET)
  • Apr 25, 2023 Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $19.743M option for 2024
  • Jul 22, 2020 Signed a 4 year $13.122 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Apr 23, 2020 Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 1 (#22 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Oct 06, 2023 Taunting against Carolina (CAR) $10,927
Dec 29, 2023 Excessive Celebration against Detroit (DET) $13,659
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 MIN 10 8 482 84.30 68 1,074 5 1
2022 MIN 17 17 1,079 92.40 128 1,809 8 0
2021 MIN 17 17 1,014 88.90 108 1,616 10 1
2020 MIN 16 14 886 81.90 88 1,400 7 1

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $129,979,760
  • Avg. Salary: $32,494,940
  • NFL Rank: 19
  • WR Rank: 1

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2029
  • Avg. Salary: $35,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 17
  • WR Rank: 1

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Justin Jefferson to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
DeVonta Smith 3 $75,000,000 $25,000,000 25
Amon-Ra St. Brown 4 $120,010,000 $30,002,500 24
A.J. Brown 3 $96,000,000 $32,000,000 26
Tyreek Hill 4 $120,000,000 $30,000,000 27
Averages 4 $102,752,500 $29,250,625 25.5

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Jefferson's current age (25), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
4 $119,258,428 $29,814,607

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Jefferson statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rec Tgt/Gm, Rec/Gm, Rec Yds/Gm, Rec TD/Gm, YAC/GM, Drops/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rec Tgt/Gm Rec/Gm Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD/Gm YAC/GM Drops/Gm Rating
DeVonta Smith
2022-2023
100.00 7.52 5.33 68.55 0.42 23.55 0.30 77.00
Amon-Ra St. Brown
2022-2023
96.97 9.69 7.03 83.62 0.50 38.16 0.25 90.65
A.J. Brown
2022-2023
103.03 8.94 5.71 86.82 0.53 30.85 0.29 89.00
Tyreek Hill
2020-2021
96.97 9.19 6.19 78.59 0.75 27.34 0.59 84.15
Average 99.24 8.84 6.07 79.40 0.55 29.98 0.36 85.20
Justin Jefferson
2022-2023
81.82 10.52 7.26 106.78 0.48 33.15 0.33 90.75
Pct Change -17.55 19.00 19.60 34.48 -12.73 10.57 8.33 6.51
Median Prime % Change 9.45%
Average Prime % Change 8.53%

Calculated Market Value: Justin Jefferson

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
4 years, $129,979,760 $32,494,940
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