The Minnesota Vikings season ended final Sunday with a loss to the hungry New York Giants. The day after, offseason subjects took over all Vikings-themed discussions as Minnesota will most probably enjoy important roster exchange.
Justin Jefferson’s contract extension may also dominate the offseason discussion. The phenom playmaker is eligible for a mammoth extension this offseason that may kick in after the 2024 season. The Vikings drafted Jefferson in 2020, and his rookie deal lasts 5 years.
‘Fansided’ Creator Claims Justin Jefferson Desires Out of Minnesota
After the Vikings postseason loss, Jefferson used to be requested about staying with the Vikings, and the 23-year-old answered, “I can be anyplace I’m sought after. If they would like me right here, I’m right here. That’s now not one thing that I will be able to in point of fact keep watch over.”
Lovely lower and dried, proper? “If they would like me right here, I’m right here.”
Smartly, now not so rapid, says Eric Treuden of Fansided. The editor of Jays Magazine, an MLB-themed web site, took the Jefferson quote and authored an editorial titled: Justin Jefferson appears like he needs to depart the Vikings.
The e-newsletter’s first line begins with a bang, “Justin Jefferson appears like he’s able to depart the Minnesota Vikings.”
After which that’s about it. Treuden explains Jefferson’s biography and function with the Vikings since becoming a member of the franchise in 2020. He then quoted the Jefferson commentary and concluded, “That doesn’t sound promising.”
It’s unclear what’s not-promising about Jefferson’s “If they would like me right here, I’m right here” commentary.
Treuden added, “The 2020 first-round pick out has achieved the whole thing he can to hold this Vikings offense and signing him to a long-term extension is definitely going to be close to the highest in their to-do record, then again, his newest feedback recommend that he might not be all that considering sticking round.”
Once more, no one is aware of what used to be unsure, consistent with Treuden, about Jefferson’s declaration.
On Wednesday, the Vikings predominant management personalities put a bow at the 2022 season at a year-end press convention. Normal supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah used to be requested if protecting the soon-to-be Offensive Participant of the Yr (Jefferson) can be a problem. The younger government smirked and stated, “I wouldn’t use the phrase problem. You were given a different participant, a different particular person. The ones aren’t issues. Or a minimum of the ones are champagne issues.”
“So, we’ll get started there. We’ve had preliminary discussion with him, his agent. All the ones issues we get again to that within the making plans, however once more it in point of fact begins from the participant, the individual, and we’ll paintings on answers from there on,” Adofo-Mensah added.
Ergo, Minnesota is already embedded in contract talks with Jefferson — most definitely since the younger wideout stated, “I’m right here,” which aligns with Adofo-Mensah’s feedback.
Again in July, Jefferson advised Chris Tomasson from the Pioneer Press, “I’ll center of attention on contract after the season. Our major factor is attaining to that function, however I’m now not in point of fact too fond of cash. I’m in point of fact simply looking to get that function of being the most efficient receiver.”
In most cases talking, the Vikings don’t seem to be anticipated to hit snags amid extension talks with Jefferson. According to their phrases, all events are for it.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates again to 1996. Indexed in charge pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).