Report: Vikings have no plans to trade Stefon Diggs

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In 2013, the Vikings had no intent to trade Percy Harvin. In 2019, the Vikings have no plans to trade Stefon Diggs.

So. Yeah.

Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com reports that the Vikings have no plans to trade Diggs. The speculation, which began last week, reached a fever pitch on Wednesday when Diggs missed practice for reasons unrelated to injury.

The Vikings are thin at the receiver position, but as we pointed out last week, Diggs is a luxury the team can’t afford — especially since they’re not using him.

Diggs quietly had seven catches for 108 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Bears, more than doubling his output in the three prior games in each category. Still, Minnesota has become a run-based, pass-challenged offense. It arguably makes sense to flip Diggs for draft picks or help at other positions.

The fact that they reportedly have no plans to trade him, if 2013 is any guide, should be the first clue that it’s coming at some point between now and October 29.

88 responses to “Report: Vikings have no plans to trade Stefon Diggs

  1. How does trading him do anything other than make them worse?

    How is he a luxury they can’t afford? If they were over the cap, the NFL automatically starts cutting players until they’re under the cap, so clearly they can afford him.

    Always trying to control others and pretend to know what others should do.

  2. Ummm…how does the football get to the wide receiver? Maybe start there. Just a suggestion.

  3. No depth, just signed an extension over a year ago, neither WR seems happy, but they Vikings can’t say they plan on trading him, cuz then their asking price drops.

  4. I wouldn’t say the team isn’t using him…. Kirk Cousins isn’t using him. Not his fault.

    Keep Diggs, dump Cousins…

  5. In 2013, the Vikings had no intent to trade Percy Harvin. In 2019, the Vikings have no plans to trade Stefon Diggs.

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    6 years is a huge difference. It’s not like it was back to back years or even 2-3 years ago.

  6. The problem is Cousins and the offensive line. Fix those and the ball will go downfield to Diggs and Thielen. There’s no reason to trade Diggs. Waiting for when (or if ever) the problem to be fixed is the frustrating part.

  7. You’re certainly right Florio, in that GM Slick Rick can be crafty in delivering diversions, like his dealings with the hapless Seattle front office in 2013 with “always high” Percy Harvin. But in this case? Diggs is staying put. This one was all speculation fake news from the get go, the league is rampant with trade rumors for some reason across the league, but in reality, this stuff doesn’t happen, if rarely. This is supported by the fact that the Vikes have zero depth at WR, plus they just juiced Diggs with a big contract (you should see his Rolls, man.) Having said all of that, MN has GOT to do some damage control on a number of growing fronts, something is awry and they need to make some major adjustments, not just on the field, but the personnel.

  8. Here in Minnesota, there hasn’t been any “fever pitch” of speculation. This is just a select few in the media trying to stir the pot. Nothing to see here.

  9. Unfortunately the Vikings don’t seem to have their players on board with their strategy. They don’t accept their roles and the strategy of the coach. That much is clear from Thielen and Diggs response to where they are 4 games into the season. That is unfortunate for Zimmer and Spielman.

  10. I love the guy. But the Vikings need to realise that they are in full rebuild mode now. Trade-off unnecessary assets to gain draft capital in order to get a real quarterback. Do it while we still have value to trade away.

  11. The problem isn’t with the receiver; it’s with the gimpy arm QB the Vikings have chosen to overpay.

  12. Tomorrows headlines. Vikes trade Diggs to Patriots for a conditional 7th. Diggs restructures to vet minimum so they can get under the cap. Antonio Brown tweets more ‘stuff’.

  13. The need him to keep defenses honest. Otherwise they will just crowd the line of scrimmage with lots of defenders to stop the run.

  14. If the Vikings trade Diggs, they’re crazy. Diggs is not the problem. The problem is Cousins and his inability to play QB. Get a quarterback (and a line to protect him) and things will turn around very quickly for the Vikes.

  15. Stop pushing this as a good idea. Trading Diggs puts Bisi Johnson or Treadwell in a starting spot. If Thielen were to get hurt, it would put them both in.

    Also, being a run first offence doesn’t mean you should just abandon all passing options. The passing game is struggling enough as it is. Trading Diggs basically eliminates any passing threat that exists. Defenders will sell out to stop the run and bracket Thielen and then the Vikings are truly doomed.

    25 years old, 5 years left on his contract at a position that lacks depth. It’s absurd that this even a discussion

  16. My raiders have traded enough picks as of late. But this is one guy I’d really like to have on the team. Diggs, tyrell, waller, and josh Jacob’s would be nice to have for years to come.

  17. You’ve played just 25% of the season. Your passing game is struggling. So you’d trade a top 25 receiver? So Thielen would always be doubled? How does that make any sense?

  18. Cousins is the problem. He’s a robot, no ability to adjust, ZERO pocket presence. The guy sits and the pocket waiting and waiting and waiting to be stripped sacked. I’ve never seen a professional QB that is so clueless.
    Id be pissed if I was Diggs and Thielen too. They both have made mistakes, but when you see how consistently open they are without even getting an opportunity. Take a look at the 4th down play against the Bears. Cousins has his mind made up presnap. Thielen is covered and Mack is in the throwing lane. Diggs is streaking 10 yds behind Thielen WIDE OPEN! Cousins didn’t even look at Diggs. Wish I could attach a picture of the play.
    At 2-2 the season isn’t over. But, it’s hard to be optimistic with the record and percentages of this team on the road along with Cousins inabilities against winning teams. My guess is Vikes finish around 500 and Zimm & Spielman are gonzo. SKOL

  19. Hey Stefon I know it’s tough over there right now, but listen you can come to Buffalo & flourish man. We have a top notch elite defense, a great running game & a young franchise QB who will get you the ball. You’re the consummate pro, incredibly talented & an all around class guy. That stands for something in these days and times. Come join a class organization & let’s go win a chip!

  20. It arguably makes sense to flip Diggs for draft picks or help at other positions.

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    How does that help the passing game? Particularly if you are trying to improve it?

  21. Vikings are a mess. Overpaid their QB because of his passing stats, sign two talented WRs and hire a coach that wants to run the ball. Great use of Ziggy’s money.

  22. Defilippo right or wrong had this offense putting up a lot of poimts. The Rams game comes to mind. Zimmer fires him because he didnt run enough but the offense was scoring. Now all we can do is run but we can not score. Seems to me maybe the wrong guy was fired.

  23. Diggs to Pats won’t happen…. it’s financially impossible at this point….. the Pats have a better chance of bringing back AB then getting Diggs….

  24. It doesn’t make sense for a team who is struggling to pass the ball to trade away their best receiver who just signed a 5 year contract last season (at a reasonable average).

    Let the baby have his bottle and pout, but they cannot trade him.

  25. Cousins, Diggs and Thielen were doing very well with OC DeFilippo last year (Thielen posting 8 straight 100+yd games). Then the jealous head coach demanded they run the ball instead and FIRED Defilippo.

    And now Defilippo has gotten Jaguars offense rolling even without Foles and going with a rookie QB. That pretty much tells you the WRONG coach got fired.

  26. The Vikings have a good football team. The media and fans need to calm down. Both losses came on the road against good teams. Let’s see how they respond against an inspired giants team. It’s possible (not probable) they could share 1st place after this weekend.

  27. But but the Patriots homers told me he was going to the Patriots? What happened? Is Tom Brady declining so much that he needs some elite receivers to pad his stats? The homers told me that Tom Brady no matter who he’s throwing to will have an elite year!

  28. Don’t know if he is smart enough to play for the Pats. But it can’t hurt to kick the tires.

  29. Vikings trade him to the Patriots and the next day the headline is – League looking into Vikings trade with Patriots….When did the Patriots know Diggs would be available, and how can we allow the Patriots to get better at receiver during the season…..ESPN reporting Diggs is under investigation for being good blah blah blah….#7Rings4Brady

  30. jimmygeewhiz says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:46 am

    The problem isn’t with the receiver; it’s with the gimpy arm QB the Vikings have chosen to overpay.

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    Cousins has his faults, but having a “gimpy arm” is not one of them. Have you seen him throw a pass?

  31. Trades are rare in the NFL so the likelihood of the Vikings getting something is return is about the same as their Superbowl chances, which is to say, none.

    Is it me or does the climate inside the Viking’s lockerroom resemble a 6th grade all-girls sleepover? Everybody complaining, pointing fingers and avoiding responsibility. I didn’t think the NY Giants had a chance in hell thiss Sunday but after his blow up, I think they just might steal a win here.

  32. The new norm. Last seen a few games to start the season, then throw all your teammates under the bus, pout, skip practice and demand a trade…..

  33. LOL. Many Viking posters want a better QB and OL, who doesn’t? Problem being, you have a 30 million dollar QB this year and next plus where do you think you’re going to get better OL? The draft offers a little but the salary cap which you have little remaining is the only alternative. You are screwed and your management is to blame.

  34. Yes, it would be INSANE to trade away Diggs. But I think the Vikings have a history of making idiotic moves, so I wouldn’t put it past them.

    Listen, bite the bullet — eat that Kurt Cousins contact, trade back for Kyle Sloter.

    Spielman needs to be done.

  35. I tried telling my Vikings fan friend…I have watched Cousins enough to know, that he’s not going to solve your problems. He might create more. Yeah, Keenum wasn’t worth $18mil. But $18mil sounds a lot better than $28mil x 3.

  36. So, when OC DeFilippo was here they passed too much, now that they run they run too much, some of you sound like ex-wives and girlfriends. Make up your minds people. Not everyone is going to be happy all the time. We do not know if its personal issues that kept him out of practice or something he needed to take care of. Its not like he was arrested for drunk driving, domestic violence or banned for PEDs.

    You all equate money with performance. I’d be willing to bet there are some of you the don’t live up to your paychecks every week. You are investing in players, that does not mean they are going to be great every week, season or their careers. Its like investing in stocks you have to take risks. This is pretty much the first peep we have heard outta him team since he has been on this team. Trying to read into his Twitter account or IG account and twisting it and turning it to fit what you want it to mean is just plain ignorant and pretentious.

  37. The Vikings wide receivers are both within the top 13 paid wide receivers in the game. Diggs shouldn’t be, but they are. You’d think the Vikings would use them. From afar, it doesn’t seem like there is a coherent plan any longer.

  38. I am enjoying watching this team fall apart. Expectations were way too high after the Case Keenum season. SKOLOLOLOL

  39. 2-2 and everybody freaks out. Win some game and everybody has fun.
    Did anyone else honestly think that Cousins would look any different vs that Defense?

  40. You’re extremely thin at WR and trying to jump start your passing game that was very good last year with this guy, so you trade him? For what position? Another WR?

  41. It’s a game of inches, had Cousins thrown a few inches less to Theilan, and Cousin’s made just one or 2 more throws, that would have been an entirely different Bears game.

  42. Zimmer wants to run the ball because he figured out pretty quickly that his QB doesn’t have what it takes to win meaningful games.

  43. I think something has to be done to stomp out this “I’m unhappy with my team cause we aren’t winning, trade me”. You signed a contract to play for the team, now that they stink, you want out? Not how things work. The league will become 2 or 3 teams competing every year for a title, then the rest dying in the middle to low end. It will become like the English Premier Soccer league or to a lesser extent the NBA.

  44. In this town, Stefon Diggs is a hero and Kirk Cousins is a villain. Diggs is a great player and Cousins is not at all. As bad as Cousins has been this year, however, I think Diggs is hurting the team more right now. Cousins is making a lot of mistakes but he’s owning them (even if you don’t agree with how he does it), whereas Diggs is only worried about himself. He’s clearly upset about how things are going, but instead of working together with everyone to try to make it better, he’s off on his own pouting. During the Bears game, he was on the sideline throwing his hands up and loudly complaining. How would he like it if Cousins was on the sideline going through these antics because Diggs fumbled on the second drive of the game? Diggs has 13 catches and two fumbles. He needs to accept responsibility for his own contributions to the problems and show up to fix it.

  45. This is so obvious. It’s the quarterback!!!! Not the line not the receivers. Signing cousins was and is a disaster signing. The Vikings stole defeat from the jaws of victory again. Don’t waste one more pick or player to help Kirk. A good QB makes this line better overnight. I have never seen an underachieving qb turn spectacular because they got a new center. Cousins is not someone who is a natural leader. He inspires no one. It’s not something you can learn. We had Keenum and went 13-3. He wasn’t Johnny Unitas but it worked. That’s all that matters. We missed the super bowl because our defense got rolled in philly.

  46. Maybe Seattle can trade for him and like Percy add one of the final pieces to winning another, that is another Superbowl, unlike the Vikings who have won how many Superbowls.

  47. eoriaviking says:
    October 3, 2019 at 10:59 am
    It’s a game of inches, had Cousins thrown a few inches less to Theilan, and Cousin’s made just one or 2 more throws, that would have been an entirely different Bears game

    He missed Thielen by 120 inches and missed throwing the ball at all about 50 times. Get real he sucks

  48. Vikings and Jax used the exact same phrase to describe trading Ramsey and Diggs – “unless we are blown away by an offer”.

  49. wgraham921 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Defilippo right or wrong had this offense putting up a lot of poimts. The Rams game comes to mind. Zimmer fires him because he didnt run enough but the offense was scoring. Now all we can do is run but we can not score. Seems to me maybe the wrong guy was fired.
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    The problem was that opposing defenses adjusted to what the Vikings were doing and DeFilippo didn’t adjust to what they were doing. He was a one-trick pony who thought the best way to win games was to have Kirk Cousins throw the ball 40 times a game and run the ball less than any other team in the NFL. Does that really sound like a winning formula to you? If the problem was that Zimmer insisted they run more, then the stats should show that they ran the ball more. They didn’t. Zimmer wanted a balanced offense because the all pass all the time offense wasn’t working anymore. That’s why DeFilippo was fired.

  50. Frazier28/7 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

    2-2 and everybody freaks out. Win some game and everybody has fun.
    Did anyone else honestly think that Cousins would look any different vs that Defense?
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    I totally agree! People quickly forget how things can change so fast. Remember the year Vikes started out 5-0 with Bradford or two years ago when they started 2-2 and went 13-3. I figured if my fave squad was 2-2 (had them with losses to ATL and the Bears) I’d be fine with that. But according some Packas and Bears Rubes the Vikes season is over. Here’s the scoop, we don’t have to worry about those guys until the last two games of the season…..and they are at home. A lot can happen between now and then. Who knows, they could all be knotted up at 3-2 come this Monday morning. Only one QB has looked good against the Bears this year and that was Wentz. The Bears front 7 aint no joke, but can they ride it too a Super Bowl with a mediocre offense. Time will tell.

  51. The real issue here is why have both Thielen and Diggs become such divas. Have they been drinking too much of their own cool-aid? Is it Cousins? Is it Zimmer? Gotta get that fixed and fast.

  52. Demote Mike Zimmer to defensive coordinator and hire Mike McCarthy as the head coach. Zimmer was great as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator. Then, cut ties with Kirk Cousins, consider drafting a starting quarterback in the first round of next year’s draft, and trade for a second or third-tier quarterback, such as Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, Case Keenum, or Eli Manning. Each of these quarterbacks are better than Cousins.

  53. Cousins with the Vikings reminds me of all those years when Jay Cutler was QB in Chicago. Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane. No ability to run through progressions, waits too long to throw the ball; pretty immobile, so unreliable.

    The Bears tired to fix it in every which way but the obvious. They, too, had committed a bundle to their supposed savior QB.

    Good luck Vikings.

  54. The NFL is NOT the NBA where players can force their way onto other teams to play with their buddies. That’s WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE NBA for starters, and it doesn’t guarantee ANYTHING. football is the ultimate TEAM SPORT not an individual ball hog sport where one guy (Harden, James) can throw up 60 shots a night and expect to win by themselves. It doesn’t work that way in the NFL you need EVERYBODY buying into a system that the COACHES put together to win consistently. So all of this whining by the current generation of me me guys is what’s starting to kill the game the owners need to put an end to it. Glad to see Khan in Jacksonville is doing just that let him sit and not play if he’s gonna whine and complain

  55. They do throw the ball. Watch the game. The problem is cousins says this “I may not throw the ball 40 times a game … but when I do I throw it to my check down fullback and miss the wide open stars “. His sphincter is as tight as a balloon knot and he can’t not fumble. I have watched the Vikings since the late 70’s and I have seen only a few truly great years of QB play. You realize how much difference a good QB can make when you see it. See 2009. It’s the qb folks. Not the scheme or the line.

  56. lizzyisnoindian says: “So all of this whining by the current generation of me me guys is what’s starting to kill the game”
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    Sorry to disappoint you, but this is NOT NEW.

    HOF Joe Montana demanded a trade from 49ers – got it. Eric Dickerson demanded a trade from Rams – got it. John Elway demanded a trade from Colts – got it. Etc. Etc. Etc.

  57. The GM and head coach will have to spend time with Stefon and get an understanding or that team is in for a long season. They are 2-2 with 13 other teams in the NFL.

  58. Name one starting QB in football today that was considered a no brainer he is the future franchise guy end of story when coming into the league? I can think of many that had that label and didn’t pan out. It can happen but it is as rare as a packers fan having a full set of teeth. You need to keep guys like sloter and gamble on some picks. The Vikings don’t do that. If Trent Green doesn’t get hurt the rams would not have a Super Bowl and Warner is bagging groceries still. No one knows so you need options and hope for a diamond. Ie Tom Brady. If they knew this stuff guys like Rodgers wouldn’t have been passed up by 20 teams. Brady would have been the first pick. I don’t mention Mahomes because it’s early but obviously he looks awesome. Too many look awesome for two years and then suck. My point. Try some stuff and see if you can get lucky. The Vikings got rid of Keenum because he was lucky ironically. Sloter was getting lucky so we cut him. This team is maddening

  59. Sorry to disappoint you, but this is NOT NEW.

    HOF Joe Montana demanded a trade from 49ers – got it. Eric Dickerson demanded a trade from Rams – got it. John Elway demanded a trade from Colts – got it. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    I agree I am an old timer and sports have always been diva driven. The difference is the media platforms that love the drama. You used to watch Monday night football to see what happened across the league and now I know what kind of underwear the players wear. I’m not saying it was better but it is a result of social platforms. I don’t care what they do on the weekdays just perform on sundays. The old guys that say the players were head down hard workers and never diva like are living in a world that never existed. John macenroe was an abnoxious jerk yet they loved him. Fran Tarkenton is the greatest… just ask him. Etc etc

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