The Green Bay Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings this week, and wide receiver Justin Jefferson is currently on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Minnesota currently has a 2-4 record on the year, and they could very well drop to 2-5 on the year after Monday night football against the San Francisco 49ers.
Jefferson is 24 years old and one of the best wide receivers in the NFL when healthy. He will have one year remaining on his rookie deal before he is due for a larger contract extension. Will the Minnesota Vikings give him the money he wants, or will they trade him away to another football team?
Minnesota should pay him whatever he wants, but there could be a possibility that he gets traded before the October 31 NFL trade deadline or before his contract expires. Matt Holder of Bleacher Report said:
“The Minnesota Vikings are 2-4 with one-possession wins over the 0-6 Panthers and 1-5 Bears heading into Week 7. Returning to the postseason feels like an afterthought, and they have several key players from last season’s playoff team who are impending free agents like Kirk Cousins, Danielle Hunter and Ezra Cleveland. In other words, it might make sense for the Vikings to hit the reset button and rebuild this offseason. They failed to reach a contract extension with Justin Jefferson this past summer, and it’s hard to imagine he’d be more willing to strike a long-term deal with a team that is probably going to do a lot more losing during the rebuild. So, trading Jefferson to get more assets to build for the future should be on the table for Minnesota.”
There are a lot of teams that would be pouncing at the table for Justin Jefferson. A couple of teams could be the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. Imagine Jefferson reuniting with Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow.
The Green Bay Packers Won’t See Justin Jefferson In Uniform This Week for the Minnesota Vikings, and That Would Be Great if He Got Traded Out of the NFC North
When Green Bay faces Minnesota this week, they won’t have to worry about Jefferson torching their mediocre defense. Imagine if he were to leave the division entirely. That would be great news for them, but they are still a terrible football team, no matter how you look at it.
Justin Jefferson should still be in a Vikings uniform come New Year’s Eve, and that is when the Packers will next face the Vikings after this week. Will see how those matchups go this season. Last season, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings split the regular season meetings. If Jefferson’s name floats around in trade talks at a later point, there will be teams that are willing to overpay for his services.