Mike Zimmer Responds To Vikings Trading Stefon Diggs
Mike Zimmer responded to the idea of the Vikings trading Stefon Diggs in recent comments he made to the media.
Diggs has been pretty vocal in his desire to exit Minnesota over the past few months. It started back during the regular season when he felt he was not featured prominently enough in the offense, and carried through into the offseason.
As a result, many have wondered whether a trade is imminent.
Earlier this week, team general manager Rick Spielman spoke out regarding his star wide receiver at the NFL Combine. He was repeatedly asked if a trade was in the works, and he maintained that was not in fact the case.
“There is no reason to anticipate that Stefon Diggs is not going to be a Minnesota Viking,” he said.
One day later, Zimmer spoke to the press and offered similar sentiments on the Diggs situation.
Mike Zimmer asked about Stefon Diggs trade speculation said “after that little thing last year, it’s been great. I don’t see it happening.” #Vikings
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) February 26, 2020
After that little thing last year, it’s been great,” he said.
“I don’t see it happening.”
Between Adam Thielen and Diggs, Minnesota has one of the best one-two receiving combos in the NFL. The problem is, of those two desperately seems to want out of his current situation.
Unfortunately for Diggs, the Vikings own his rights for another four years. The only way he goes elsewhere is if Minnesota agrees to deal him, and he really has zero in the way of leverage outside of pouting to ensure that happens.
Last season, despite all the acrimony, the Vikings were still just one game shy of making it to the NFC Championship Game. In the Wild Card Round, Minnesota upset a New Orleans Saints team that many thought would make it to the Super Bowl.
In 2019, Diggs recorded 1,130 yards and six touchdowns on 63 catches.
It remains to be seen whether he will be able to top that production wherever he ultimately ends up playing in 2020.