The Vikings have said goodbye to several big-name veterans in order to save money during the 2023 NFL offseason. But they're set to have arguably their biggest name on the field for training camp in anticipation of paying him down the road. Despite skipping all organized team activities (OTAs) before mandatory minicamp, star wide receiver Justin Jefferson intends to suit up this summer as Minnesota eyes a contract extension for the Pro Bowler.

The Vikings believe Jefferson, 24, is the best receiver in the NFL and are prepared to compensate him accordingly, per ESPN. But they're in no "major rush" to extend him, Jeremy Fowler reported on "SportsCenter." The chief reason is they control his rights through at least another two seasons, having exercised a fifth-year option that'll pay the Pro Bowler a guaranteed $19.7 million in 2024.