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Potential NFL Trade Packages for Vikings WR Justin Jefferson Amid 2024 OTAs | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Written by on May 29, 2024

Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson meet after a 2023 game.Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings Receive: WR Tee Higgins, 2025 first-round pick, 2025 third-round pick

Cincinnati Bengals Receive: WR Justin Jefferson

The LSU trio of Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson was the engine behind one of college football’s greatest offenses in 2019.

If they were reunited, they would undoubtedly do the same to the league. The Bengals’ battery of Burrow and Chase is already one of the best quarterback-wide receiver connections in the league when they are both healthy. Adding Jefferson to that mix would be unfair to defenses around the league.

Of course, that’s why the salary cap makes it incredibly difficult to devote that much money to a quarterback and two receivers. Both Jefferson and Chase are projected to hit over $30.2 million per year and Burrow’s contract is worth $55 million in annual average value.

It’s the exact predicament that makes it difficult for the Bengals to extend Tee Higgins beyond the one-year franchise tag when they know a Chase extension is imminent.

However, trading for one of the game’s best wide receivers and extending one of the best No. 2 receivers in the league are two different things. Teaming up Jefferson and Chase would be one of the all-time great pairings.

Ultimately, it’s a move that might just be too rich for the Bengals. Dedicating this much draft capital and cap flexibility to Jefferson might cripple their ability to build a championship roster.

Still, the offense would be downright scary, and the compensation would be tempting for the Vikings given Higgins’ talent and the picks that come along with him.

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