If Justin Jefferson remains with the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Kirk Cousins might as well. According to NFL Media, the star receiver wants clarity on the team’s quarterback plans before committing to a long-term deal.

Jefferson has been vocal about the team retaining Cousins, who is poised to become a free agent after playing the 2023 season under a one-year, $35 million deal. Cousins was in top form last season before a Week 8 injury ended his year.

Fortunately for Jefferson, Cousins seems inclined to return to Minnesota. While he hasn’t mentioned accepting a hometown discount, Cousins indicated last month that money isn’t his primary concern at this stage of his career. He values structure and has expressed a desire to stay in Minnesota.

Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has also publicly stated his intention to keep Cousins. Ultimately, the decision may hinge on finances and ownership’s willingness to invest further in Cousins, who will turn 36 before next season begins.

Jefferson’s stance on the quarterback situation could also influence the team’s decision. As one of the league’s premier receivers, Jefferson holds considerable leverage. He has openly supported Cousins, emphasizing the void left by his absence.

While Cousins’ contract remains uncertain, Jefferson’s future with the Vikings seems secure. The team is likely to offer him a lucrative deal to ensure his long-term presence in Minnesota.

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