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Top Reactions to Justin Jefferson's Contract Extension

EAGAN, Minn. – The deal is done.

Justin Jefferson is staying in Purple for the long-term, the phenom receiver announced via Instagram Monday morning.

Drafted 22nd overall by the Vikings in 2020, Jefferson already has racked up 5,899 career receiving yards, the most by any player through his first four seasons in NFL history.

Jefferson is already a three-time Pro Bowler (2021-23) and three-time All-Pro (First Team, 2022; Second Team 2020-21) by The Associated Press. He was named the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year by AP and in 2023 was voted No. 2 in the NFL Top 100 Players.

View the best photos of Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's time with the Vikings from 2020-23.

As you might imagine, social media exploded with immediate response and celebration of the deal. Below are some of the top "X" (formerly Twitter) posts:

NFL Media's Tom Pelissero shared the details of Jefferson's contract extension, which will keep him in Minnesota through the 2028 season.

ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter put to rest previous rumors that had speculated if the Vikings had considered trading Jefferson. The plan by both parties always was to reach an extension.

ESPN's Kevin Seifert also emphasized the win-win for both sides.

Alec Lewis of The Athletic shared a text from someone who worked with Jefferson during his collegiate career at LSU:

Carmen Vitali, who covers the NFC North for FOX, called the extension "the biggest no brainer" and added that Jefferson's Vikings chapter should lead him to a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Football Forever X account echoed Vitali's comparisons to Vikings great Randy Moss.

John Frascella offered 10 reasons why Jefferson deserves to be the top-paid non-QB in league history:

USA TODAY's Doug Farrar highlighted one of Jefferson's "alpha skills":

James Palmer noted "the perfect marriage" between Jefferson and Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's offensive system.

Dane Mizutani of The Pioneer Press effectively kicked off Justin Jefferson Month:

The 33rd Team pointed out Jefferson's current records:

Media personality and former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber gave a shout-out, as well.

The Minnesota Timberwolves shared a fan's edit of the original Moss-Kevin Garnett photograph, highlighting Jefferson and Wolves star Anthony Edwards.

Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson and safety Josh Metellus expressed excitement for their teammate (in addition to several teammates who did the same on Instagram), and peers, including Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, also offered congratulations and messages of mutual respect.

And last but not least, Vikings fans took to X with their celebratory posts and reactions.