Breaking:Amid trade rumors, the Minnesota Vikings have revealed their ultimate decision about Justin Jefferson.

BREAKING: Minnesota Vikings Tried To Trade Justin Jefferson During 2024 NFL Draft

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson reportedly skips start of voluntary OTAs amid  contract talks - Yahoo Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are currently locked into a dramatic contract situation with superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Some believe a deal will get done between the two sides, but others think the situation is destined for a divorce. It appears that the Vikings were very open to the idea of moving on from Jefferson earlier this offseason.

According to a report from Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press, the Vikings tried to trade up in the 2024 NFL Draft to get Malik Nabers. If they had been able to pull off that trade, Jefferson would have been traded.

“During the draft, there was talk that the Vikings intended to drop from No. 11 to No. 5, not to select a quarterback but to acquire LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers, who was selected by the [New York] Giants at No. 6. Jefferson would have been traded, and Nabers would have taken over as the team’s top receiver.

This is a big report to write at this stage of the offseason. It begs the question of whether future contract talks will be further impacted by this.

The question now is: Will Jefferson and the Vikings be able to work things out in the long run? As of right now, it appears to be tied. There is a suggestion in this report that Minnesota may not want to reimburse Jefferson.

But it could have been all different had the Minnesota Vikings been able to sign another No. 1 wideout. It would be difficult for them to replace Jefferson, even with Jordan Addison on the team.

With the Vikings in 2023, Jefferson battled through injury setbacks and appeared in just 10 games. He had 68 receptions. in those ten games, for 1,074 yards and five touchdowns.

Obviously, considering that player missed seven games, those figures are amazing for any player.


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