Not many might remember though as Donald Trump predicted had predicted way back in 2019 that Justin Jefferson was a superstar in the making. Vikings signed Jefferson in 2022 as 22nd overall pick and now they are set to make him one of the highest paid players on their roster.
𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭: #Vikings Justin Jefferson, #Bengals Joe Burrow, #49ers Nick Bosa and #Chiefs Chris Jones currently have "record deals" contract extension offers on the table, per @DMRussini pic.twitter.com/FrDlBawEsE
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 5, 2023
Trump, who hosted the LSU Tigers at the White House after they won the National Championship in 2019, can take credit for foreseeing this outcome because he stated as much at the time.
Throughout the address, Trump would circle back and extend his hand to Jefferson. The Former POTUS said
“Justin Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns a college football playoff record. He’s gonna be so rich,”“We’re looking at money.”
🎥: Former POUTS Donald Trump knew #Vikings star WR Justin Jefferson was gonna become rich after he had 14 catches for 227 yards and 4 TDs in the Peach Bowl back in 2019.
“He’s gonna be so rich. We’re looking at money”
Fast forward to now, and JJettas is on the brink of… pic.twitter.com/KaKeRswNqn
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 6, 2023
A few months after the WR was selected by the Vikings in the draught, he broke numerous records, made three straight Pro Bowls, and was named to an All-Pro team.
Last year, Jefferson ranked first in the NFL in receiving yards and won offensive player of the year. The Vikings have given him what is reportedly a record-breaking contract as a result of his performances while wearing a Vikings jersey.