Justin Jefferson Trade Rumors; Is Justin Jefferson Getting Traded?

Justin Jefferson Trade Rumors; Is Justin Jefferson Getting Traded?
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When it comes to dynamic playmakers at the wide receiver position in today’s NFL, few players feature the type of route-running chops and pass catching attributes that Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson has shown through 60 games in the league.

The 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year has 5,899 receiving yards in 60 career games, to go with 392 receptions and 30 touchdowns for Minnesota and an approximate value of 49 during that stretch.

There are no legal Minnesota sports betting operators, but folks in other states would have enjoyed betting on Justin Jefferson props in recent seasons.

Justin Jefferson Trade Rumors

Reports of a possible trade involving the All-Pro wideout from LSU emerged this week. On X (formerly Twitter), former Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert posted that Jefferson would be dealt to the Bengals, saying: “Sources telling me Jefferson to Cincy is in motion.”

Whether such a deal is indeed in the works remains to be seen. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter said this week that Jefferson turned down a deal that would have paid him more than $30 million per season, which implies that the 24-year-old is keeping his future playing options open.

With that in mind, we broke down possible landing spots for Jefferson’s services in 2024, with the Bengals being the top team to trade for the star wideout at the moment. Keep tabs at MinnesotaBets.com for coverage of legislation intended to make legal Minnesota sportsbook apps available in the state.

Justin Jefferson Trade Odds

Team Odds Percent Chance
Cincinnati Bengals +2000 4.8%
Arizona Cardinals +5000 2.0%
New York Giants +5000 2.0%
New England Patriots +7000 1.4%
Kansas City Chiefs +8000 1.2%
New York Jets +8000 1.2%
Other / Stay With Vikings -700 87.5%

Who Lands Jefferson This Offseason?

Among teams who could try to acquire the receiver, the Bengals are our No. 1 pick to land Jefferson this offseason, at +2000. But that implies just how long the odds actually are of Minnesota moving its top target. Our exclusive odds peg Jefferson as very likely to remain in Vikings purple for the 2024 season. MinnesotaBets.com deems this as an 87.5% possibility, or -700 odds.

Other NFL franchises to keep an eye on when it comes to Jefferson are teams such as the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants (+5000 apiece), both of whom have lofty draft picks in the first round of next month’s NFL Draft (No. 2 overall for Arizona and No. 6 for New York). The Cardinals should not need an immediate upgrade at quarterback with Kyler Murray back in full health.

Other teams to keep an eye on when it comes to Jefferson are the New England Patriots (+7000), Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets (+8000 each), all of whom have shown themselves willing to part with capital to land a superstar player in recent years.

Jefferson is under contract with the Vikings for 2024, with $19.743 million in salary this year before he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in 2025 (unless he signs a long-term extension before then).

Should the Vikings decide to move him, there will be no shortage of teams interested in Jefferson’s services. That could make Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah at least willing to listen to what those franchises have to offer in the coming weeks.

In neighboring Iowa, BetMGM Sportsbook lists Minnesota at +8000 odds to win the Super Bowl in February 2025.



Christopher Boan is a lead writer at MinnesotaBets.com, specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.