Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings, Wide Receiver
Age: 25-184d (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

$38,063,000

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
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