Stefon Diggs says Vikings’ receivers don’t worry about who their quarterback is

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The Vikings opened the season with Sam Bradford at quarterback, went to Case Keenum after Bradford’s Week One injury, and may go to Teddy Bridgewater if he shows in practice that he’s all the way back from last year’s injury. And the Vikings’ receivers don’t particularly care who’s throwing the ball.

That’s the word from Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, who said on PFT Live that none of the receivers spend any time thinking about who’s playing quarterback.

“It’s not something we talk about or even think about in the receiver room,” Diggs said. “We’re going to support them no matter who it is, no matter what’s going on, no matter the situation, we’ve got faith in whoever they put back there. We’ve got to catch the ball anyway regardless of who’s throwing it.”

Not many teams have three quarterbacks they’re confident they can win with, but the Vikings do. That’s a good position for a team to be in, and Diggs sounds happy bout it.

73 responses to “Stefon Diggs says Vikings’ receivers don’t worry about who their quarterback is

  1. “Not many teams have three quarterbacks they’re confident they can win with, but the Vikings do. That’s a good position for a team to be in, and Diggs sounds happy bout it.”

    Michael David Smith – I commend you for your honesty in reporting (this time)… 😀

    As a Viking fan – I love the workmanlike attitude of our team. They all understand it’s a team game and they need to depend on the guy standing next to them doing their job correctly so they can have success.

    And success isn’t measured by a personal stat line – it’s winning the freaking game.

  2. I’m thinking the Vikings are setting up for a collapse hinging upon an inadvertent QB controversy that will boil over when all three are ‘healthy’ yet none are impressing. Zimmer’s not capable of handling the Vikings, they’re not going anywhere.

  3. A fifth round pick, an undrafted FA who made the team through a tryout, a first round “bust”, a former first round pick trying to revive his career, and a fourth round pick…all getting it done with a backup QB throwing it to them…I like the way this team is built…the offense didn’t score a TD in preseason and was roundly mocked on here…but if you watch the Vikings on Sundays, it doesn’t seem to matter who is making the plays…they all contribute…hopefully Bridgewater is ready to go soon after the bye…I think he will be needed for the stretch run…and I know people will say that TB has mediocre TD stats for his short career…but his one full year as a starter he led the team to an NFC championship and had his team set up to win his playoff start…during a season which Aaron Rodgers played all 16 games…pretty much ruining the narrative I’ve seen on here of so many angry Packers fans that the Vikings can only win the division if Rodgers is hurt…it literally just happened two years ago…

  4. 7timechamp says:

    Another way of saying all of the qb’s are average so it doesn’t matter who it is….
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    All I can say is…

    Look at the standings, and then tell me about your team.

  5. Whoever scheduled the Vikings Bye week and Minnesota’s opening deer season on the same weekend is the real MVP.
    ——-
    Come down south, deer season goes from Sept through the end of December. You northerners and your two week seasons!

  6. obsessedvikingfan says:

    Whoever scheduled the Vikings Bye week and Minnesota’s opening deer season on the same weekend is the real MVP.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    It’s working out well for me too.

    We’re visiting our daughter in Madison, WI this weekend – and you know that their will be no quality football played in Wisconsin in week 8 of the NFL season… 🙂

  7. It’s the play of the offensive line. A lot of pro QBs would do well with a talented receiving core and time in the pocket. Sam could be lighting up the sky with the time Keenum is getting. Spielman deserves a lot of credit for fixing the line, getting Bradford and the best backup in Keenum. Depth is a must in today’s NFL.

  8. Three average (at best) quarterbacks. And the Vikings gave up a first rounder for one of them. This is why they are 0-4 in Super Bowls an haven’t been to one in the lifetime of the Vikings trolls here.

  9. Whoever scheduled the Vikings Bye week and Minnesota’s opening deer season on the same weekend is the real MVP.
    ——-
    Come down south, deer season goes from Sept through the end of December. You northerners and your two week seasons!
    __________________

    2 weeks is enough for me. I tried the extra long season with muzzle loader and I could bow hunt but 2 weeks is good for me. It makes it more fun when you have a set limit that is shorter.

  10. mrgschwind says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:56 am
    Three average (at best) quarterbacks. And the Vikings gave up a first rounder for one of them. This is why they are 0-4 in Super Bowls an haven’t been to one in the lifetime of the Vikings trolls here.
    ___

    You couldn’t be more wrong. It has nothing to do with the SB losses.

    They were a generation ago. Not one owner, player or team person is still with the team from 20 years ago let alone 40+.

    And you may be able to go back 8-10 years and say it has a little affect on this years team but probably not.

    No one cares about past championships, losses or wins in big or little games. This year is what counts.

    Yes, GB has 4 SB and championships from years where there probably are only a handful of people still alive at that time. But it has nothing to do with this season. If that was the case, GB glory years in between championships must not count in your eyes.

    Get a grip.

  11. The Vikes have the same play book for thirty years: keep it simple, ball control, nothing fancy, something a newbie can pick up quickly and draft or acquire top talent on defense.
    They have always operated under, let’s score quickly and play solid d so you can’t.
    Spielman is the best gm in football and I’m not even a bike fan but it is what it is. Then there is Ted T of the Packers. A one man show and that man is out.

  12. gtodriver says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

    We’re visiting our daughter in Madison, WI this weekend – and you know that their will be no quality football played in Wisconsin in week 8 of the NFL season… 🙂

    ——————————————————————————-

    Fair statement. Week 8 The Packers were on a bye and the Badgers went down to Illinois where they defeated the Illini. Enjoy Madison, its wonderful.

  13. pkrlvr says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:30 am
    Whoever scheduled the Vikings Bye week and Minnesota’s opening deer season on the same weekend is the real MVP.
    ——-
    Come down south, deer season goes from Sept through the end of December. You northerners and your two week seasons!
    ———
    I like the 9 day hunt. It’s an event for me and the family. It used to be 2 weekends and you had to pick one or the other. Was tough to fill tags in 2 days or 4 days.

  14. “We’re going to support them no matter who it is, no matter what’s going on, no matter the situation, we’ve got faith in whoever they put back there.
    ————
    Not in Green Bay. There the fans STILL have not stopped crying about Rodgers being out.

  15. detroitsportsfan11 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:39 am
    Terrible WR core and worse QB core, why would they care?

    Lions > Vikings

    ____________

    😀 I can’t believe it. It happened! A lion’s fan felt secure enough to talk trash lolololololololol I’m dying! He’s the cutest ever!

  16. It’s a good problem to have. A bad problem to have is only have one good quarterback with a glass collar bone. The Patriots train and trade QBs every few years for valuable draft picks. The Packers on the other hand, can’t even put together a team that will beat the Browns if they lose one player. If you really think you are going to compete for a Superbowl you should have a veteran backup as insurance. It’s called the discount double check.

  17. 6-2. Lead the division. 2nd best record in football. Nobody knows what all 16 games bring. But, today, the Vikings are rolling, and 30 other teams wish they had our record.

  18. I like the 9 day hunt. It’s an event for me and the family. It used to be 2 weekends and you had to pick one or the other. Was tough to fill tags in 2 days or 4 days
    ——–
    I agree. Was blown away after moving south and finding a 3 month season with unlimited tags. It’s not near the event here that it is up there.

  19. …pretty much ruining the narrative I’ve seen on here of so many angry Packers fans that the Vikings can only win the division if Rodgers is hurt…it literally just happened two years ago…

    ———————————————

    Proof once again that all viking fans care about are division banners. So the vikings won the division and earned the right to add to their all-time NFL record of one-and-done playoff appearances… by losing at home… in front of their fans who didn’t care because they knew they had another pretty banner to look at.

    C’mon viking fans! Demand more from your team!

  20. Green bay might as well “Pack it in”, Lions will be Tamed, Bears will soon Hibernate for the Winter, Bengal will Bungle, Cowboys will be in Boot Hill, Cards will have fallen, Sea Chickens will be roasted on a Spike, Saints will have gone Marching out, and It will Be Diggs and Companies Home Super Bowl for the taking!
    SKOL!!!

  21. I actually wish the vikes would go all the way this year, if for no other reason then to finally justify the tremendous amount of trash talking their fans do.

  22. Selective amnesia. Vikings fans forget that their team indeed lost to the Lions on their home field. They will lose again on Thanksgiving. Look at the remaining schedule and tell me where more than two wins come from? The cake walk first half is over….just like your season.

  23. conormacleod says:
    November 3, 2017 at 11:42 am
    6-2. Lead the division. 2nd best record in football. Nobody knows what all 16 games bring. But, today, the Vikings are rolling, and 30 other teams wish they had our record.

    **************************

    Yet one more example of why Vikings fans get mocked so much.

    There are SIX other teams in the NFL who have only 2 losses. Plus the Eagles, who have only 1.

    I mean, geez, is it that complicated for you guys?

  24. Deplorable Ernie says:
    November 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The Vikes have the same play book for thirty years: keep it simple, ball control, nothing fancy, something a newbie can pick up quickly and draft or acquire top talent on defense.
    _________

    Thirty years? I think you’re going back a bit far. That span covers six head coaches and a wide variety of teams that won or lost in different ways. The Denny Green years were mostly about explosive offenses and mediocre defenses and that continued into the Mike Tice era. What you describe probably began with Brad Childress, but that’s primarily because it’s been so hard to find a quarterback. I don’t think we need to settle for a game manager quarterback if it’s possible to put one in who can be more than that.

  25. bordner says:
    November 3, 2017 at 11:48 am
    …pretty much ruining the narrative I’ve seen on here of so many angry Packers fans that the Vikings can only win the division if Rodgers is hurt…it literally just happened two years ago…

    ———————————————

    Proof once again that all viking fans care about are division banners. So the vikings won the division and earned the right to add to their all-time NFL record of one-and-done playoff appearances… by losing at home… in front of their fans who didn’t care because they knew they had another pretty banner to look at.

    C’mon viking fans! Demand more from your team!

    **

    Proof you didn’t really read or comprehend what was actually being said and jumped to pretty quick conclusion. Nobody was talking about divison banners. Simply noting the fact that the Vikes won the division WITH a healthy Rodgers. That comment is to counter the idea that the Vikings can only with the division with an injured Rodgers. Surprised you didn’t also conclude they were predicting a Superbowl.

  26. thefappingbearcutler says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Selective amnesia. Vikings fans forget that their team indeed lost to the Lions on their home field. They will lose again on Thanksgiving. Look at the remaining schedule and tell me where more than two wins come from? The cake walk first half is over….just like your season.
    ________________

    I haven’t forgotten that game, and that’s one reason why I want Teddy back in there, because 7 points against Detroit at home is completely unacceptable no matter how many fumbles there were or how many ACLs were torn. That’s also why I’m rooting for Green Bay this week, because I see Detroit as the only competition for the division title.

    As for the Vikings schedule, their last three games are Bengals, at Packers, and Bears. That’s three highly probable wins right there. If they win one of their next five, that’s 10 wins. Detroit has a really easy schedule the rest of the way, but they would have to go 7-2 to match that. Could happen, but unlikely after their 3-4 start.

  27. floridapackfan says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    Translation, “We already took care of the best QB in our division with a cheap shot tackle so unless we screw it up we got this”

    ****

    Translation to your translation “I’m grasping at straws at an attempt to stay relevant and salty. Our team is actually average without or QB and everyone has been telling us that for years.”

  28. I’m sure Diggs has confidence in all three quarterbacks because he’s had success with all three, but I’m sure he has a preference. He’s not going to say that out loud, though.

  29. thefappingbearcutler says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    Selective amnesia. Vikings fans forget that their team indeed lost to the Lions on their home field. They will lose again on Thanksgiving. Look at the remaining schedule and tell me where more than two wins come from? The cake walk first half is over….just like your season.
    ========================

    Must be the lead in the water talking . . .

  30. Diggs makes a great point. Look at what happened to the east – the starter leaves and the receiving corps goes from being pretty good to being awful.

  31. Why worry about mediocrity? All three of them are 8-8 qb’s. It doesn’t really matter which one you plug in. It’s not like Aaron Rodgers is about to come back. It’s Teddy Bridgewater. He’s had multiple games where he’s not cracked 100 yards passing.

  32. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    You know that sound bombs make when dropped from a high altitude? That’s the sound you’ll be hearing shortly from Minnesota once their Vikings begin the 2nd half of their schedule.

    //////////////////

    The packer season is over. Thus should end your trolling season. See you next year.

  33. Not many teams have three quarterbacks they’re confident they can win with, but the Vikings do. That’s a good position for a team to be in, and Diggs sounds happy bout it.
    —–
    Thats because our front office makes sure we have depth and not rely on just ONE person.

    Vikings football…better football for better people.

  34. coltluger says:

    Keenum has a higher win percentage than Stafford does this year.

    ****************
    Much like last year when you started 5-0, the year before when it was superbowl or bust, or the year before that being the preseason superbowl champs; this is going to be a thing of beauty watching your season mimic the Titanic. But Teddy…not going to help. Maybe next year, kid!

  35. salmen76 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    That’s exactly why the Vikings never have and never will win a Super Bowl. Go Saints!

    ========================
    Saints were sorry against the Vikings superior defense. I hope the people of NOLA didn’t throw away their paper bags.

  36. snowlock2013 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Why worry about mediocrity? All three of them are 8-8 qb’s. It doesn’t really matter which one you plug in. It’s not like Aaron Rodgers is about to come back. It’s Teddy Bridgewater. He’s had multiple games where he’s not cracked 100 yards passing.
    ______

    Just for the sake of accuracy, Teddy has had only one game in his career where he did not have at least 100 yards passing, and in that game he had 99 yards. And it was a division championship clinching victory.

  37. It’s awesome having such a wealth of talent. A cog or two can go missing and the machine just keeps on rollin’.

    It’s called depth. I’m sure Diggs appreciates being part of such a well-run organization.

  38. gtodriver says:
    November 3,
    We’re visiting our daughter in Madison, WI this weekend – and you know that their will be no quality football played in Wisconsin in week 8 of the NFL season… 🙂
    ////////////////////

    Which makes complete sense…….considering Week 8 was last week.

  39. aj66shanghai says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    conormacleod says:
    November 3, 2017 at 11:42 am
    6-2. Lead the division. 2nd best record in football. Nobody knows what all 16 games bring. But, today, the Vikings are rolling, and 30 other teams wish they had our record.

    **************************

    Yet one more example of why Vikings fans get mocked so much.

    There are SIX other teams in the NFL who have only 2 losses. Plus the Eagles, who have only 1.

    I mean, geez, is it that complicated for you guys?

    \\\\\\\

    It really is for them.

    Can you believe the glowing talk from a fanbase that was 5-0 last year and saw where that went?

    This coaching staff has 1 winning season in 3 years yet this is now the best draft and develop team besides the Patriots?

    Laughable. The Rodgers injury does give them a good chance to hang another division banner now.

    It really is amazing that such a complete team can wallow in mediocrity. Coaching? QB play?

    1 guy in GB trumps your whole team when he’s healthy?

  40. aj66shanghai says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    1 guy in GB trumps your whole team when he’s healthy?

    ______________

    Not at all. The Vikings have won 3 out of the last 4 games vs. Green Bay and will most likely will have 4 out of 5 before the season is over. Ouch.

    You Packer trolls have other things to worry about. Green Bay will have a hard time even trumping teams like the Browns without the ol’ box of screws behind center.

  41. Why would they worry? They have a job to do regardless who is playing the QB position. The only time that would come into play would be a contract year. These guys just got to work and play hard.

  42. mnvikes1961 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    You Packer trolls have other things to worry about. Green Bay will have a hard time even trumping teams like the Browns without the ol’ box of screws behind center.

    How does it feel to be a fan of a team that usually gets beat by a “one player team”? Since his career as a starter began, Ol’ bag of screws routinely beats you like a rented mule then enjoys a grape soda afterwards.

  43. andrwken says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    aj66shanghai says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    conormacleod says:
    November 3, 2017 at 11:42 am
    6-2. Lead the division. 2nd best record in football. Nobody knows what all 16 games bring. But, today, the Vikings are rolling, and 30 other teams wish they had our record.

    **************************

    Yet one more example of why Vikings fans get mocked so much.

    There are SIX other teams in the NFL who have only 2 losses. Plus the Eagles, who have only 1.

    I mean, geez, is it that complicated for you guys?

    \\\\\\\

    It really is for them.

    Can you believe the glowing talk from a fanbase that was 5-0 last year and saw where that went?

    This coaching staff has 1 winning season in 3 years yet this is now the best draft and develop team besides the Patriots?

    Laughable. The Rodgers injury does give them a good chance to hang another division banner now.

    It really is amazing that such a complete team can wallow in mediocrity. Coaching? QB play?

    1 guy in GB trumps your whole team when he’s healthy?

    ****

    Look at the bigger picture with Zimmer.

    year 1: 7-9, No AP, Rookie QB forced to start after Matt Cassell is injured. 4 of those losses occurred within the last 90 seconds of the game. Lost w/in a 3 point margin. Imagine a 11-5 record.
    year 2: Won the division
    year 3: 5-0 start, NO AP. Vikings have had their highest Superbowl odds in years going in to the bye week. Then the wheels fell off for a number of different circumstances that have been discuss at length
    year
    4 : 6-2 start, a better start than year 3, with another top 5 defense.

    Zimmer took a ranked 32 defense to top 5 within 2 years.
    Zimmer has had to coach 5 different starting Qbs

    I’d say Zimmer is a little more than mediocre.

  44. pkrlvr says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:30 am
    Whoever scheduled the Vikings Bye week and Minnesota’s opening deer season on the same weekend is the real MVP.
    ——-
    Come down south, deer season goes from Sept through the end of December. You northerners and your two week seasons!

    Hey ding dong do some research! We too have deer season from sept to dec 31 It’s called bow hunting.

  45. aj66shanghai says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    1 guy in GB trumps your whole team when he’s healthy?
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    Enjoy those PAST memories of wins, cause ol’ Aaron “screw loose” Rodgers will never be the same player again! I had that exact injury, but not quite as severe as Aarons, The truth is there was some shaving of the bone, also, those holes in his bone fragments will ALWAYS cause that shoulder to be very weak, adding to the fact this is the second break makes it worse. With multiple bone breaks 1+1 doesn’t equal 2, it is more like 1+1=5.
    My shoulder aches, and my arm strength is decidedly less,even tho I was in my 20’s and I worked like crazy to regain arm strength I was very heavy into Marshal Arts training, but I had to quit competing in tournaments because of my surgery. Arthritis started setting in nearly immediately. More importantly ONE sack could easily end Aarons career!

  46. Look at the bigger picture with Zimmer.

    year 1: 7-9, No AP, Rookie QB forced to start after Matt Cassell is injured. 4 of those losses occurred within the last 90 seconds of the game. Lost w/in a 3 point margin. Imagine a 11-5 record.
    year 2: Won the division
    year 3: 5-0 start, NO AP. Vikings have had their highest Superbowl odds in years going in to the bye week. Then the wheels fell off for a number of different circumstances that have been discuss at length
    year
    4 : 6-2 start, a better start than year 3, with another top 5 defense.

    Zimmer took a ranked 32 defense to top 5 within 2 years.
    Zimmer has had to coach 5 different starting Qbs

    I’d say Zimmer is a little more than mediocre.

    ………

    Until proven otherwise, the results are mediocre. 1 winning season.

    Just like if McCarthy can’t win with his backup qb. It will prove they are a mediocre coaching staff without a hall of fame one man wrecking crew that has owned this division.

  47. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    November 3, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    mnvikes1961 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    You Packer trolls have other things to worry about. Green Bay will have a hard time even trumping teams like the Browns without the ol’ box of screws behind center.

    How does it feel to be a fan of a team that usually gets beat by a “one player team”? Since his career as a starter began, Ol’ bag of screws routinely beats you like a rented mule then enjoys a grape soda afterwards.

    __________

    Routinely? You mean like the Vikings winning the last 3 out of 4? Are we talkin’ about the same ol’ box of screws here?

  48. lambeaudungbarn says:
    November 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm
    aj66shanghai says:
    November 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    1 guy in GB trumps your whole team when he’s healthy?
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    Enjoy those PAST memories of wins, cause ol’ Aaron “screw loose” Rodgers will never be the same player again! I had that exact injury, but not quite as severe as Aarons, The truth is there was some shaving of the bone, also, those holes in his bone fragments will ALWAYS cause that shoulder to be very weak, adding to the fact this is the second break makes it worse. With multiple bone breaks 1+1 doesn’t equal 2, it is more like 1+1=5.
    My shoulder aches, and my arm strength is decidedly less,even tho I was in my 20’s and I worked like crazy to regain arm strength I was very heavy into Marshal Arts training, but I had to quit competing in tournaments because of my surgery. Arthritis started setting in nearly immediately. More importantly ONE sack could easily end Aarons career!
    —————-

    Great story except the last collarbone break was the other side.

    I know your wishing a little here so carry on.

  49. First time in awhile the we have a solid set of WR’s and as long as there’s someone under center who can play solid….(don’t even need elite) they will make whoever is at QB look good. Still not sure who is the best out of the 3. Case has good mobility but is average and misses the open receiver in spots. Sam is tailor made for this team if he can stay on the field (better deep ball than he gets credit for). And Teddy….he’s never had these wideouts or a decent line. For having some history in the league he’s the unknown commodity. We need to see what he has with a good team around him…but if all were healthy I would take Sam right now. At least we aren’t trying to replace Rodgers with Brett H….that’s almost insurmountable. I feel for you Pack fans. Not being rude…that’s a giant bummer.

  50. Deplorable Ernie says:
    November 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The Vikes have the same play book for thirty years: keep it simple, ball control, nothing fancy….
    )))))))))))))
    You must be new to the NFL 1998 wasn’t 30 years ago.

  51. mrgschwind says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Three average (at best) quarterbacks. And the Vikings gave up a first rounder for one of them.
    )))))))))))))))))))))))
    Someone hasn’t been following the story of when Teddy got hurt and why the Vikings were in no position to bargain.

  52. salmen76 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    That’s exactly why the Vikings never have and never will win a Super Bowl. Go Saints!
    )))))))))))))
    Never is a long time even the Aints won.(with help but they won.)

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