Former POTUS Donald Trump’s Forecast Comes Real as Gen Z Talent Poised to Topple Tyreek Hill’s $120M Prestige

Published 09/06/2023, 9:07 AM EDT

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The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, once made a bold prediction about a rising star in the NFL, specifically Minnesota Vikings‘ wide receiver, Justin Jefferson. Well, it seems that prediction is on the verge of coming true. At just 24 years old, Jefferson, a proud member of Generation Z, is poised to surpass the $120 million fame and success mark set by Tyreek Hill.

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Justin Jefferson, born on June 16, 1999, represents the pragmatic spirit of Generation Z. And it’s his on-field performance that’s likely to pave his way to riches. In the 2019 Peach Bowl, Jefferson went off with 14 grabs for 227 yards and a stunning 4 TDs, and former- Mr. President predicted the good news.

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In January 2020, President Trump welcomed the LSU Tigers, who were the 2019 NCAA Football National Champs, at the White House. He praised them for their unbeaten 15-0 season and national title win. He also noticed the NFL receptions leader’s talent then. Jefferson’s amazing Peach Bowl show in 2019, where he smoked the Oklahoma Sooners with 14 snags, 227 yards, and 4 TDs, was awesome. With quarterback Joe Burrow by his side, Jefferson broke a College Football Playoff record.

In a moment captured in the East Room of the White House, the former President expressed his optimism, saying, “He’s gonna be so rich. We’re looking at money,” as he shook hands with Justin Jefferson, the former LSU wide receiver who had played under head coach Ed Orgeron for three years.

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Jefferson’s story went on as he was picked by the Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, making fans and experts go wow with his game-breaking skills. In 2022, he got the awesome rank of No. 2 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list for the last season. With three Pro Bowl trophies in his pocket, Justin Jefferson is close to becoming the richest wide receiver in NFL history, possibly beating Tyreek Hill’s four-year, $120 million contract.

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The hype around his new deal is rising, especially after Dianna Russini of The Athletic said that she was with NFL Offensive Player of the Year was in Minnesota two weeks ago, but Jefferson not keen to talk about his money matters. Russini hinted, “Jefferson has practiced all of training camp, trusting the team will give him a contract that could make him the highest-paid non-QB player in the league,” adding that an announcement could be on the horizon.

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As it stands, Justin Jefferson has averaged an impressive 96.5 yards per game in his first three NFL seasons (2020, 2021, and 2022), more than any other player. His meteoric rise in the NFL seems unstoppable, and the football world is eagerly awaiting the contract that could solidify his place in history.

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