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Justin Jefferson 7/1 to be named NFL Offensive Player of the Year after signing new Minnesota Vikings contract

Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson is 7/1 to be named NFL Offensive Player of the Year after putting pen to paper on a lucrative four-year, $140million contract extension.

The three-time Pro Bowler is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL and the staggering contract agreement is expected to reshape the wide receiver market.

Amid concern their star wideout could be departing the U.S. Bank Stadium with a series of teams making enquiries during the off-season, Jefferson's commitment to a new long-term deal is a major boost for Minnesota.

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One of the most exciting and dynamic individuals in the league, Jefferson's productivity justifies such an expensive investment.

The former LSU graduate is one of five players in NFL history with 5,000+ receiving yards in his first four seasons, a statistic that is made all the more impressive when you consider he missed a large portion of Minnesota's 2023/24 campaign with a hamstring injury.

Jefferson's absence was a blow to the Vikings' play-off hopes and yet the 24-year-old still managed to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark from just 10 matches.

Since being selected by Minneosta with the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 draft, Jefferson has clocked up 392 receptions for 5,899 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Named Offensive Player of the Year in 2022, Jefferson has averaged 98.3 receiving yards per game - the highest in NFL history for any individual - and his average of 6.5 catches per game is the second highest of any receiver in his first four seasons.

His output this term may be reduced as the Vikings undergo a transitional period at quarterback. With Kirk Cousins departing for the Atlanta Falcons, general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah opted to select J.J. McCarthy with the 10th pick of the 2024 NFL Draft and he will compete with veteran Sam Darnold for a starting berth.

Whoever gets the nod will be counting their lucky stars that they have an asset like Jefferson to depend on and it's likely that the star wide receiver will see an even greater number of targets, with Jefferson priced at 10/1 to record the most receptions in the regular season.

International fans will get the opportunity to see Jefferson in action when the Vikings take on the New York Jets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for NFL London in October.

Justin Jefferson - NFL 2024/25 Odds

  • Offensive Player of the Year - 7/1
  • Most Receiving Yards (Regular Season) - 9/1
  • Most Receptions (Regular Season) - 10/1
  • Most Scrimmage Yards (Regular Season) - 15/1
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns (Regular Season) - 16/1
  • Regular Season MVP - 100/1

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