Report: Vikings unlikely to part ways with Stefon Diggs

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Receiver Stefon Diggs (insert ominous music) has removed all references to the Vikings from his Instagram account. Which has prompted speculation that the Vikings may trade him.

It’s not the first time talk of a potential Diggs trade has bubbled up. After a Week Four loss to the Bears, Diggs skipped work for a couple of days before his feathers were sufficiently unruffled and, thereafter, all was well.

Tom Pelissero of the NFL has downplayed the notion of a trade, explaining that the team realizes that Diggs is being Diggs, and that sometimes he will say or do something suggesting he wants out.

Diggs is due to make $10.9 million in salary this year, with a cap number of $14.5 million. Trading him would clear only $5.5 million in net cap space, since a trade would result in a $9 million cap charge.

With the Scouting Combine a week away, and with coach Mike Zimmer and G.M. Rick Spielman due to speak to reporters, a more definitive answer directly from the team could be coming.

Or maybe Spielman will simply say, “We have no intent to trade Stefon Diggs.”

37 responses to “Report: Vikings unlikely to part ways with Stefon Diggs

  1. He’s the best player in their offense. But I understand why he’d want out of their archaic offense. He’s not dumb, he knows the numbers he could put up in a modern offense. Hang in there Diggs, Zimmer and company will be gone soon enough.

  2. Of course it’s unlikely! Why would a team that is this loaded and this talented at every position on both sides of the ball part with the top wideout in the league?! Who could they find to replace him that could even play up to the standards and expectations in Minnesota? The combination of Diggs and Thielen is the best in the game and strikes absolute fear into defenses all across the league, especially with one of the best QBs in the league delivering the ball, and the best coaching minds in the game today calling the plays! This is the perfect place at the perfect time for Diggs!

  3. It seems like just a few years ago, that all we heard was about how everything was perfect in Vikes land, Cousins was signed, plenty of cap room for everyone else, etc. Where’d that all go?

  4. arealisticpackerfan says:

    February 19, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    He’s the best player in their offense. But I understand why he’d want out of their archaic offense. He’s not dumb, he knows the numbers he could put up in a modern offense. Hang in there Diggs, Zimmer and company will be gone soon enough.
    —–
    The best player in the Vikings offense would be Cook then probably Thielen.

  5. Worst cap situation in the league. I wouldn’t say anyone is safe except old $84 mil guaranteed.

  6. Diggs would look good in a Ravens uniform but he is way too selfish for the current team. Stay away, please.

  7. They should

    If they release JUST him then they will be in the positive for cap space (unless they get penalized for being in the red or soemthing idk how that works). Plus he’s a diva that no one wants.

  8. The best player in the Vikings offense would be Cook then probably Thielen.

    Cook is a firm second. Thielen is a distant third.

  9. Get what you can for him and send him packing. He’s shown he doesn’t wanna be here. In that case, I wouldn’t want anyone like that on my team. I don’t care who it is. Take the cap hit and move on

  10. pkrlvr says:
    February 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm
    Tons of talent and a 10 cent brain.
    ——–
    I disagree that Rodgers still has tons of talent remaing and I am unsure wh you are bringinghim up here.

  11. This is the local media in the TC area. But Michael Rand and others from the Strib have had stories nothing more. No facts, just headlines with uncertainty of Diggs return. The guy is under contract never said he wants out but the media is determined. Horrible sports media in the state of Minnesota. I don’t need homers but nobody needs guys starting stuff for their own enjoyment. Thielen was the person that made most of the comments but the media took it out on Diggs.

  12. Archaic offense? Apparently some packer fans didn’t watch the playoffs and notice how the most effective play action regular season rushing teams, his included, were the ones that actually won playoff games. But what the heck, when have they ever let logic get in the way of trashing the Vikes.

    And the Diggs social media malarky is just a big bunch of who the heck cares.

  13. Are we sure this report didn’t come from a “source with knowledge of the situation”?

    After all, that person alone is responsible for NFL rumors than all of the middle school girls bathrooms in the country

  14. I actually think Diggs in NE would be interesting. Overly emotional players and the Patriots don’t mix, I think. The sideline outbursts, pouting, tweeting, and practice skipping will not be tolerated. Would Diggs fit in?

  15. Diggs makes Thielen better but to say Thielen isn’t good is stupid. Mitch Truscrubski isn’t good we can all agree on that Nagy.

  16. Diggs can’t be reached for comment. He got out of Minnesota as fast as he could as soon as the season ended. That’s how much he loves it there.

  17. He would like to catch passes from Mahomes but he is too much the diva to fit in KC. The Champs don’t need him.

  18. Nothing here. Either he plays or he doesn’t. No concern of mine. Archaic offense?? You mean power football. That’s beautiful football. How the game should be played. CAP ROOM free up no more cap with trade or release. 5.5M. Joseph Rhodes and Griffen will be the ones that get cut or need to lower their contract. Barr contract last year was a mistake imo. He is the distant #2 best LB on team and Wilson might be ahead also.

  19. The Eagles GM Howie Roseman is hopefully on the phone with the Vikings right now. Give them Malcolm Jenkins (who is going to hold out anyway) and a draft pick. Diigs and D Jackson would be deadly!

  20. Diggs was there all season ready to play while Thielen cried about his QB and spent half the year nursing a preventable stretching injury.

    But please tell me again how you came to the conclusion that Diggs is the Diva.

  21. MNGoon says:

    February 20, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Diggs was there all season ready to play while Thielen cried about his QB and spent half the year nursing a preventable stretching injury.

    But please tell me again how you came to the conclusion that Diggs is the Diva.
    ————————————————————————
    They are both divas. Happy now?

  22. Remember when Percy Harvin wanted out and the Vikings were essentially forced to trade him? Spielman was able to get a first, a third, and a seventh for him with very little leverage. If they do trade Diggs, which I don’t expect, they should get at least that much of a haul for him. Probably more with the number of teams that would love to have him.

  23. Do the Opposite says:
    Remember when Percy Harvin wanted out and the Vikings were essentially forced to trade him? Spielman was able to get a first, a third, and a seventh for him with very little leverage. If they do trade Diggs, which I don’t expect, they should get at least that much of a haul for him.
    ==

    Seattle was in win-now mode and poised for a Super Bowl run (which it not only made, but won). Nobody else was going to give that for Percy Harvin, and in hindsight that trade cost the Seahawks WAY too much for WAY too little in return.
    While Stefon Diggs is the superior all-around receiver, Harvin was potentially a far more explosive game-changer, which is why Seattle took the gamble. If you think any team will give up a first and a third for Diggs today — let alone more — you’re probably fooling yourself.

  24. Diggs is immature at times and lets his emotions get the best of him as a player, but to say he’s like Antonio Brown or Beckham Jr. is a shortcut to thinking. I’d love to have him back, but if he wants out I have no problem clearing cap space and moving forward with Theilen, Bisi, Smith Jr and a new accusation at WR. Thanks for the Miracle if indeed you are traded.

  25. jjackwagon says:
    February 20, 2020 at 8:26 am

    He would like to catch passes from Mahomes//////

    Diggs runs better routes than anyone on the KC roster.

  26. Much ado about nothing, the other 31 teams already know he is a diva and locker room cancer, and the Viking’s can’t afford a cap hit of $9M with nothing in the wings to replace him. The problem is their $84M QB can’t seem to win the big ball games so Diggs is frustrated knowing he is no closer to a Superbowl than the day he started and that has to be hard to take.

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