OFFICIAL Vikings Update: Just In Minnesota Vikings Confirm The Signing Of Another World Class Sensational Star Player

It seems that the Vikings should be concerned about Jordan Addison’s re-signing already.
Seems a little too soon

With the exception of a conclusion, we have heard everything there is to know about the wide receiver Justin Jefferson’s contract extension. However, at least one person believes that Jefferson’s contract may make it impossible for the Minnesota Vikings to sign him as their primary running back in the future.

In an article about the wide receiver market in the NFL, Randy Mueller of The Athletic appears to believe that the Vikings’ decision to sign Jefferson to a record-breaking contract may make it more difficult for them to draft Jordan Addison in the future. Never mind that until after the 2025 season, Addison and the Vikings are unable to even discuss a contract extension.

This is Mueller’s reasoning:

It’s arguable that Jefferson is the best receiver in the league, so Minnesota ought to extend him. However, the expense will make it harder to spend money elsewhere, such as on Jordan Addison, a 22-year-old first-round pick who will have to pay out his rookie contract when it expires. Of course, a good quarterback on a rookie contract with five years left to play could be exactly what the doctor ordered if the Vikings’ evaluation of J.J. McCarthy turns out to be accurate. When Addison’s contract expires, I would continue to churn WR2 and pay Jefferson if I were in charge of the Vikings.

Despite being forced into the top spot after Jefferson’s injury, Addison had the best season out of the four receivers selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Addison should only benefit from that experience in the future, and if he can keep improving, the Vikings may offer him a sizable contract extension when he becomes eligible.

Having two wide receivers on a team that make a lot of money is not unusual. It’s not even particularly unusual for the Vikings to do this. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs were a highly productive tandem for the team for a number of years. The Vikings might not object to the idea of offering Addison a sizable long-term contract if the salary cap rises at the same rate as it has in recent years.

It’s important to remember that Addison will remain a Viking until at least 2026, and that number will increase if the team chooses to exercise his fifth-year option, which would take him through the 2027 campaign. At this point, it’s probably too early for Mr. Mueller or anyone else to be concerned about the team’s ability to retain Jordan Addison.

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