With just twenty-four hours before rookies are to report to Training Camp (along with the quarterbacks and some other players), the Minnesota Vikings are coming to agreements with the players they drafted in April. Today, their first order of business was coming to terms with the first one they selected.
The Vikings and wide receiver Justin Jefferson have agreed to terms on Jefferson’s rookie contract, according to numerous sources. Jefferson’s contract is a fully-guaranteed four-year deal with $13.1 million, including a $7.1 million signing bonus.
The Vikings selected Jefferson out of Louisiana State with the 22nd pick in this year’s NFL Draft, the pick that they received for trading wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. Jefferson is going to be expected to come in and pick up a big part of Diggs’ production, and it will be interesting to see how the team goes about getting him ready with there being (apparently) no preseason games to help him get used to the speed of the NFL.
The Vikings have agreed to terms with some of their other draft picks as well, but we’ll give everyone their own separate stories. They’ve earned that much.