As reported earlier, Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson added another impressive accolade to his young career on Monday, signing a four-year extension with the Minnesota Vikings worth $140 million, with $110 million guaranteed. This contract makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.

And while plenty of buzz surrounded the contract, and justifiably so, the question quickly became: Who is next?

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So with that we look forward to individuals that are either in the process of contract negotiations, or are coming due.

Let’s start with the position group that Justin Jefferson changed drastically with his mega deal. Wide receivers.

NFL Wide Receiver Free Agents in 2025

WR CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
Coming off his first All-Pro season with 135 receptions and 1,749 yards, Lamb’s value has never been higher. Entering the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, Lamb is set to earn $18 million in 2024. The questions now are whether he will settle for around $30 million per year like his peers or push for a deal closer to Jefferson’s $35 million average, and how Prescott’s contract situation will affect his own.

WR Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
Heading into the final year of his rookie contract worth $14.1 million, Aiyuk has been the subject of trade rumors. Despite this, he remains the team’s most productive receiver. Given his strong connection with QB Brock Purdy, it’s hard to believe Aiyuk will go anywhere in 2024, especially with the structure of the wideout market being well-defined.

WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Chase will be looking for a deal similar to Jefferson’s. Despite injuries and Joe Burrow’s early exit last year, Chase remains a top wideout. The Bengals might wait another year before offering a substantial extension, especially as Chase stays away from voluntary activities.

Other Key Figures
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

Entering his rookie option season with a salary of $23.2 million, Tagovailoa led the NFL with 4,624 passing yards in his first Pro Bowl campaign. Given his injury history and Miami’s postseason struggles, the Dolphins will need to carefully consider his value compared to other top quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Jalen Hurts, who recently signed deals averaging more than $50 million annually.

QB Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
Love signed a one-year extension worth $13.5 million for 2024, essentially a prove-it deal. After throwing for 32 touchdowns in 2023 and leading the Packers to the divisional round, Love has proven himself as a worthy successor to Aaron Rodgers. A deal north of $50 million per year seems imminent for the new leader of the Pack.

QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Prescott’s $55.5 million salary cap hit in 2024, the second largest in the NFL behind Deshaun Watson’s $63.8 million, has significantly restricted the Cowboys’ roster flexibility. Both Prescott and owner Jerry Jones have made cryptic remarks about his future, suggesting a potential impasse. Without a new deal, Prescott, who has no-trade and no-tag clauses, could test the open market next year.

OT Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Set to earn nearly $20 million in the final year of his rookie contract, Wirfs is arguably the Bucs’ best player. Having successfully transitioned from right tackle to left tackle, he is poised for a massive payday, likely to be prioritized by GM Jason Licht.

CB Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos
Surtain, set to earn $19.8 million in the final year of his rookie contract, is arguably the Broncos’ most valuable player. Given the state of the franchise, it could make sense to trade Surtain for high-end draft capital, though extending him would also be a sensible move.

Certainly this list is not exhaustive, but demonstrates several high profile players who will be working overtime with their representation to get the next big deal. Whether it compares to Jefferson’s deal remains to be seen.