The top NFL wide receivers are getting paid big bucks this offseason.
Initially, Davante Adams became the highest-paid NFL wideout after signing a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
But Tyreek Hill elevated the ceiling a bit with a four-year, $120 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
Reigning Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp also got his share with a three-year, $80.1 million deal.
Stefon Diggs is also $96 million richer after agreeing to an extension with the Buffalo Bills.
McLaurin was the latest to sign his three-year, $71 million deal.
With the highest-paid player at the position getting an average of $30 million annually, Field Yates identified who will benefit the most from these transactions.
A huge winner of the exploding WR market this offseason?
He has more receiving yards than any player before turning 23, the most yards ever through two pro seasons, is a 2-time All Pro.
He’s extension eligible after this season and may sign for $1 billion.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 28, 2022
Yates tweeted, “A huge winner of the exploding WR market this offseason? Justin Jefferson. He has more receiving yards than any player before turning 23, the most yards ever through two pro seasons, is a 2-time All Pro. He’s extension eligible after this season and may sign for $1 billion.”
If Jefferson has another stellar season for the Minnesota Vikings, he has a strong case of earning more than Hill.
Why Jefferson Could Be The Highest Paid Wide Receiver
The former LSU standout signed a four-year, $13.1 million rookie contract that runs until 2023.
However, it is clear that he has played beyond his pay grade.
In 2020, he had 1,400 yards to break Anquan Boldin‘s record for most receiving yards by a rookie.
He did better last season with 1,616 yards and ten touchdowns.
Jefferson is poised to have another stellar season as he figures out to be a key player in Kevin O’Connell‘s offense.
If he does, the Vikings shouldn’t hesitate in giving him a contract that is worth more than Hill’s.
After all, his talent will be worth every penny.