Stefon Diggs on contract: That will take care of itself, I’m focused on winning

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Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, but he’s not sweating it.

Diggs said this morning on PFT Live that if his agents and the Vikings work out an extension, that’s fine, but it’s not his focus.

“This is a business and there’s a lot going on,” Diggs said. “Being a small portion of it I’m definitely sitting back just working every day and letting that stuff handle itself. I have people who will handle that. For me, it’s just coming in and working every day. It’s not about any contract or anything like that, I’m trying to win. That’s all I’m concerned about.”

Diggs said he’ll only take two days off after the Vikings’ minicamp before jumping back into his own training regimen before the Vikings’ training camp opens on July 27. He’s focused on getting better, and his contract will come whenever it comes.

50 responses to “Stefon Diggs on contract: That will take care of itself, I’m focused on winning

  1. It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize.

  2. What’s super interesting about this situation….is that the Vikings signed his partner, Adam Thielen (who’s arguably better), to such a team friendly contract before he blew up into a Pro Bowler….that whatever the Vikings give Diigs, they may have to consider giving Thielen. And I’m not sure they have that kind of cap space. And if they don’t, they’ll end up with one WR making over 10M a year and the other like 3M.

  3. He don’t see him skipping OTA or the minicamp. Is a great example for the younger players and sounds like a good locker room guy. I’m sure they’ll find a way to pay him. It’s not like they have a roster deep and wide receivers. And he clearly is becoming one of the better ones in the league. Keep up the good work and the money will come.

  4. nhpats says:
    June 13, 2018 at 9:50 am
    It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize

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    I guess when your team,the pats are on the downswing, they won’t be making the playoffs this year. Putting down a team on the rise is all you have. Sad, very sad.

  5. tinye67 says:

    June 13, 2018 at 9:54 am

    What’s super interesting about this situation….is that the Vikings signed his partner, Adam Thielen (who’s arguably better), to such a team friendly contract before he blew up into a Pro Bowler….that whatever the Vikings give Diigs, they may have to consider giving Thielen. And I’m not sure they have that kind of cap space. And if they don’t, they’ll end up with one WR making over 10M a year and the other like 3M.
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    AT has 2 years left, by that time Griffens contract will be up and his age will preclude a pay cut or release. Remmers and Reiff will probably be let go also.

    That and the cap keeps going up millions a year.

    How about you worry about how your team is going to pay AR 35 million a year?

  6. flviking says:
    June 13, 2018 at 10:57 am
    nhpats says:
    June 13, 2018 at 9:50 am
    It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize

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    I guess when your team,the pats are on the downswing, they won’t be making the playoffs this year. Putting down a team on the rise is all you have. Sad, very sad.

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    If playing in last season’s SB is “on the downswing” then what does that make a team that hasn’t sniffed a SB in many decades?

    I get it. Vikings’ fans always puff their chests in the off-season. After all, it really is all you have. Come postseason, you are already looking forward to the next season.

  7. Diggs: “For me, it’s just coming in and working every day. It’s not about any contract or anything like that, I’m trying to win. That’s all I’m concerned about.”

    HaHa: “I’m a guy that I need my money, man. That’s why I’m here now. I need my money.”

    It’s called the Rodgers’ locker room effect, or in Digg’s case the lack of the Rodgers’ locker room effect.

  8. whatjusthapped says:

    June 13, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Maybe if Diggs really had focused, the Vikings could have made it 38-14.
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    31- 0 at the half against the falcons ring any bells….the year prior….hypocrite

  9. nhpats says:

    June 13, 2018 at 9:50 am

    It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize.

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    Broken record.

    Proven QB? Case Keenum never had a winning record, or threw for more than 9 touchdowns in any year before last year? If you seriously think Case Keenum is a better QB than you really are a prisoner of the moment. Is Nick Foles a great QB? Was Trent Dilfer a great QB?

    Cousin’s has to prove he can win, especially being on a decent team for the first time in his career. No doubt. But there is very little proof that Case Keenum is better or proven. Cousin’s and Keenum’s playoff records are only separated by a miracle play.

  10. Pretty sad when a player has a good attitude and is a good example…and there are still Trolls with negative remarks. There is nothing wrong or negative about Diggs and his work ethic.

  11. The Vikings had a long history of great wide receivers but that pretty much ended when Moss was traded. They went a decade without being able to find an elite wide receiver (despite spending first round picks on plenty of them) and now they have two. It would be a huge mistake to let Diggs go because there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to replace him. They went all in on Cousins so I don’t see them allowing one of his best weapons to leave. They should get a deal done soon because I can see Diggs blowing up this season playing with this quarterback.

  12. Thielen has a 4-year $19.246 million contract that he signed before last season. I don’t think he expects his deal to be renegotiated just because Diggs is going to get a big payday. He isn’t like Rodgers, who is demanding to be the highest paid player in football every year. Thielen will get his money when the time comes.

  13. …….it sounds an awful lot like his focus is more wishing, hoping, and praying for success than anything. Look how wishing, hoping, and praying helped him against New Orleans! That’s been the Vikings’ modus-operandi since 1961, so he’s got that goin’ for ‘im.

  14. This is a pretty good story for both Diggs and the team — a 5th rounder turning into one of the better WRs in the NFL. The Vikes’ WR situation is pretty solid.

    And of course on an article about a WR, our favorite myopic Pats fan with nothing better to do, and in a never ending quest to irritate every opposing fan base in the NFL, brings up the Vikings new QB for the 1,745th time. You can set your watch to this guy.

  15. nhpats says:
    June 13, 2018 at 9:50 am
    It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize.

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    This guy has a disturbing fixation on Kirk Cousins…

  16. You just have to admire how the Vikings have such stand up players, and have a culture of accountability.

    Say what you want about the results of the NFC Championship game, or over paying for Cousin’s, but their culture is distraction free, and full of good attitude.

    Other teams are kneeling or protesting the anthem (None of the Vikings did last year), or holding out because of contracts, or complaining, the Vikings are hard at work and showing good example. Love the culture. Regardless of games won, or results it’s a good culture.

  17. Alan Light says:
    June 13, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Antonio Brown 2.0…most important FA the Vikings need to sign.
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    Antonio Brown had 8 games with over 100 Yards receiving last year.
    Steffon Diggs had 4 games with over 78 yards receiving last year.

  18. billtetley53 says:
    June 13, 2018 at 11:37 am
    whatjusthapped says:

    June 13, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Maybe if Diggs really had focused, the Vikings could have made it 38-14.
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    Had Marcus Williams made the tackle, that wouldn’t have mattered……

  19. the Vikings are hard at work and showing good example. Love the culture

    It beats a culture of passive aggressive swipes at the front office and coaches, showing up just for the money, OTA and training camp vacations, lunch buffets, juggling for practice, that’s for sure.

  20. ajzinnecker says:
    June 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm
    You just have to admire how the Vikings have such stand up players, and have a culture of accountability.

    Say what you want about the results of the NFC Championship game, or over paying for Cousin’s, but their culture is distraction free, and full of good attitude.

    Other teams are kneeling or protesting the anthem (None of the Vikings did last year), or holding out because of contracts, or complaining, the Vikings are hard at work and showing good example. Love the culture. Regardless of games won, or results it’s a good culture.
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    But the team that just won the Superbowl was one of the most vocal on the anthem issue. Kinda throws your whole point out the window doesn’t it?

  21. I am a Packers fan, although turned off by the NFL more and more. I will admit that Diggs attitude is way better than HaHa’s attitude. HaHa pretty much sucked last year. You’d think he would at least pretend to care, but the McCarthy effect is present. Diggs seems like a good guy to have.

  22. Diggs is a great person and has been a fan favorite since his rookie season, it’ll cost a lot to keep him but I have all the confidence in the world in the coaching staff and management on whatever they decide to do. It would be nice to keep one part of the Minneapolis Miracle around for the majority of their career, but I’m thinking we will be ‘Ok’ with Cousins and best of luck to Keenum obviously.

    Go ahead cheesers with all your opinions and preseason rankings, could care less about your one-man show heading into this season as the teams to beat are clearly LA, PHI, NO and MN.
    Keep your brainwashing up though about how you’re the team to beat in the NFCN and 2nd favorite in the NFC to reach the super bowl, Skololol!

  23. packertruth says:

    Antonio Brown had 8 games with over 100 Yards receiving last year.
    Steffon Diggs had 4 games with over 78 yards receiving last year.
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    Brown (2011-12): 29 games, 135 receptions, 1,895 yards (14.0 avg), 7 touchdowns

    Diggs (2015-16): 26 games, 136 receptions, 1,623 yards (12.3 avg), 7 touchdowns

    notice 2017, Diggs best year isn’t included…try again as you haven’t found the “truth”

  24. Alan Light says:
    June 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    notice 2017, Diggs best year isn’t included…try again as you haven’t found the “truth”
    +++++++

    My internet says Diggs had:

    2016 – 84, 903 yards. 69 ypg.
    2017 – 64, 849. 61 ypg.

    fewer catches, fewer yards. better season? Maybe revisit the Antonio comparison when Diggs gets more than 905 yards receiving in a season, mkay?

  25. Kudos to this young man. Mack and these other losers who don’t play out the contracts they signed take note. This is how you earn your reputation and be professional. I am no way a Vikes fan, but I am now a Diggs fan.

  26. He will be locked up by Pre Season for 4 or 5 years, Thielen is the real deal, he has proven it his whole life. I remember when The Vikes were practicing against the Bengals and one of Cincy’s CB’s said he was insulted to be lined up against Mr.-T…. Last year Thielen torched that guy in the blowout win… ha-ha.. But I have a Diggs Autographed Jersey.. I Love my Vikes.. We’ll win 5 of the next 6 Division titles, Lions will win one.. Packers will be looking for a new QB….

  27. He’s a good player, he might want to consider playing out his option and moving to a team that has a real chance for a Super Bowl win. After over sixty years without a Super Bowl, who really thinks the Vikings will ever win one?

  28. After over sixty years without a Super Bowl, who really thinks the Vikings will ever win one?

    Good point. But wait, wasn’t last year’s SB #52? Hmmm, how could the Vikings be 60 years without a SB? Wait, wasn’t #SB 52 the Eagles first SB? Hmmmmmm.
    But I see, having won SBs from years ago is more important than the current makeup of a team. Genius post all around.

  29. nhpats says:
    June 13, 2018 at 9:50 am
    It’s going to be tough to pay Diggs and other deserving players when management spent $26M per year on a QB who cannot beat winning teams. They could have kept the proven QB for around $10M fewer dollars per year and spread that around to a couple of guys. Looks like the Vikings “would-be-dynasty” will never materialize

    ****

    How is Keenum a proven QB.

  30. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm
    Good point. But wait, wasn’t last year’s SB #52? Hmmm, how could the Vikings be 60 years without a SB? Wait, wasn’t #SB 52 the Eagles first SB? Hmmmmmm.
    But I see, having won SBs from years ago is more important than the current makeup of a team. Genius post all around.
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    That’s nothing a healthy dose of wishing, hoping, and praying can’t cure.

  31. Mr Diggs will be just fine and I’m sure a contract will get done before camp or at least during. See there are these guys called agents who do all the negotiating for the player. So then the player can concentrate and focus on what he is paid to do. Its a simple concept. Not worried about salary cap and being unable to sign him because there is a guy who has guys who take care of the team’s money and so far they have done a pretty good job.

    What gets overlooked is the job Zimmer has done with installing a culture of accountability on and off the field and the pride he has instilled in these players. It was good to get an ass-whooping by the Eagles in the NFCCG, it will fuel the fire even more and the desire to become the best.

    I like to think of Zimmer as Bud Grant Version 2.0 – get used to it Lions, Bears and Packers fans. Zim will be at the helm for many years to come – Vikings fans enjoy the ride, we as fans finally have a coach and a team we can be proud of on “any given Sunday”.

  32. Why say ridiculous things like all youre concerned about is winning. You are a human being and it’s much more than that and everyone including you knows it. I get you hear others say it’s only a business so you feel the need to copy those quotes but seriously don’t be that ingenuine chode.

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