Vikings Trading Stefon Diggs To Patriots Or Broncos
The Vikings are trading Stefon Diggs to the Patriots or Broncos. At this point, it is clear that the situation between team and player has become untenable.
One way or another, Minnesota will find a way to rid itself of a disgruntled wide receiver that has done nothing but create headaches for the last year.
Diggs has been posting an assortment of various cryptic messages to social media recently.
Although the exact point is unclear, the general idea he seems to be trying to get across is that his relationship with the Vikings is broken beyond repair.
Most recently, the 26-year-old scrubbed his social media all Vikings-related materials.
Does that mean a trade is imminent? It is readily apparent.
Soooo all those cryptic tweets, and now Stefon Diggs has deleted all his football/Vikings related pics….. yikes pic.twitter.com/9dPVauGetA
— NFL Outsiders (@nfloutsiders) February 18, 2020
The Denver Broncos have been mentioned as a potential candidate for a possible Diggs trade. Presumably the team would, at the very least, have to part with a third round draft pick and fifth round draft pick to make something happen.
If not Denver, the New England Patriots could also emerge as a potential trading partner. Theoretically the Patriots could trade Mohamed Sanu to Minnesota along with some sort of draft capital to make the deal work.
Unlike many other teams, New England could handle the $11.5 million cap hit that accompanies Diggs due to the $29 million in cap space that the organization possesses.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 19, 2020
While losing Sanu would be unfortunate, a wide receiving group of Diggs, Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski would be pretty formidable.
Diggs, a star out of Maryland, was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He earned an All-Rookie team nod in his first season and has since amassed consecutive 1000-plus yard campaigns.
Unfortunately, as good as he is – he also has the classic wide receiver prima donna gene.
Diggs is constantly whining and complaining about how he does not get enough touches, even though the Minnesota offense very clearly works best when Kirk Cousins has the freedom to rely on the running game.
A change needs to come – for the sake of both sides’ mental wellbeing.
One way or another, Diggs will get dealt at some point over the next few months. Where he will ultimately end up is something that remains to be seen.