Justin Joshua Jefferson is an NFL player who currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings as their wide receiver. Jefferson’s NFL career started only a couple of years ago (2020) and in a very short span of time, he has become one of the popular names in the game. Justin played college at Louisiana State University (LSU) and was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. As soon as Jefferson signed a $13.12 million contract with the Vikings, his net worth rocketed and reached the million mark. Justin Jefferson net worth 2023 stands somewhere around $9 million. Get more details about the rising NFL star such as salary, biography, NFL records, etc from this post.
Justin Jefferson Net Worth 2023
The Minnesota Vikings signed Jefferson in a four year contract and a deal of about 13 million dollars was signed. Other than the guaranteed 13 million dollars, the deal also offered a signing bonus of around $7 million and an average annual salary of $3 million. In 2023, Jefferson has a base salary of 1.8 million dollars, along with a cap hit of 3.5 million dollars and a dead cap value of 7.7 million dollars. The current estimation of Justin Jefferson net worth rounds to about $9 million. Other than this, his endorsement with sportswear business Under Armour and the renowned sports brand Nike also made him significant amount of money.
|Net worth||$9 million (est.)|
|Annual salary (average)||$3.2 million (est.)|
|Base salary||$1.8 million (est.)|
Justin Jefferson Biography
Jefferson was born on June 16, 1999 in St. Rose, Louisiana to Elaine and John Jefferson. His father John Jefferson played Division II college basketball and his two brothers, Jordan and Rickey, played college football at LSU. Jefferson also played with the Louisiana State University till his selection in the Minnesota Vikings.
|NFL team||Minnesota Vikings (2020–present)|
|Date of birth||June 16, 1999|
|Education||Louisiana State University (LSU)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|Parents||Elaine Jefferson (mother) John Jefferson (father)|
Justin Jefferson- Football & Early Years
After only an average year at LSU in 2017, Jefferson became their leading receiver in 2018 and in 2019 led the country with 111 receptions. His 18 receiving touchdowns and 1,540 receiving yards ranked second and third in the country respectively. In the beginning of 2020, Jefferson announced that he would relinquish his senior season to join the NFL Draft. Check Tom Brady Net Worth
Professional NFL Career of Justin Jefferson
Jefferson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft and signed a four-year, $13.12 million contract with the team, with a $7.1 million signing bonus. Jefferson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in July 2020 but was cleared and activated a week later. He soon set an NFL rookie record for receiving yards with 1,400 and was named to the Pro Bowl.
Jefferson made his debut in 2020 against the Green Bay Packers where he recorded two receptions for 26 yards. He got his first big breakthrough against the Tennessee Titans, where he had his by finishing with 175 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven reception. The year 2021 was also quite great for Jefferson. He earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week and NFC Offensive Player of the Month awards and set the record for most receiving yards by a player in his first two NFL seasons. In 2022, Jefferson was named to the 2022 Pro Bowl and became the only three Vikings wide receivers to make Pro Bowls in each of their first two professional seasons, joining Randy Moss and Sammy White.
Justin Jefferson Griddy dance
Jefferson is known for his Griddy dance moves on the field which he started as a means of celebration. Griddy dance was originally invented by Allen Davis, a friend of former LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. The dance got quite popular with people making and sharing videos of it everywhere.
When Chase was at LSU, he introduced the dance to his teammate Justin Jefferson, and the pair introduced the dance to the rest of LSU’s locker room. Jefferson later brought the dance to a national stage during his sophomore season in 2019 in a match against Texas. He started the dance to celebrate his 163 yards and three touchdowns. And that’s how Justin Jefferson skyrocketed the popularity of griddy dance.
The Griddy dance was invented by Allen Davis but popularized by Justin Jefferson.