Report: Stefon Diggs’ tweet got ball rolling on trade

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When Stefon Diggs tweeted “it’s time for a new beginning” and followed it up with another tweet saying “something’s going to happen” last Monday, it was seen by some as a sign that Diggs knew a trade was about to go down.

According to a report from Albert Breer of SI.com, however, it was actually the other way around. Breer reports that Diggs’ first tweet led to teams calling the Vikings to see about a deal for the wideout.

That group included the Bills, who reached out to the Vikings a little more than an hour after Diggs’ first tweet. The Bills had discussed a possible Diggs trade with the Vikings last season before being put off by the high price tag. The Vikings initially asked for a third-round pick as part of the package, but the teams went back and forth and settled on the Bills trading first-, fifth- and sixth-round picks this year and a fourth-round pick next year for Diggs and a seventh-rounder.

Breer adds that the Patriots were among the early suitors for Diggs, but backed off after franchising Joe Thuney and getting a growing impression that Tom Brady would be headed elsewhere. That’s just what happened, which may have helped Diggs wind up elsewhere in the AFC East.

26 responses to “Report: Stefon Diggs’ tweet got ball rolling on trade

  1. Anyone who says the Bills paid too much doesn’t understand how well built this team is. Very few rookies would make this team anyways. And the one thing the Bills needed was a true number one wideout.

    Brandon Beane earned the right to win this bidding war because he has hit on so many of his recent draft picks and signings.

  2. If the Vikings initially asked for a third-round pick, why wouldn’t the Bills just have taken them up on it rather than giving up a first round pick, plus three other picks?

  3. Yeah something’s wrong there. The Vikings wouldn’t have ever accepted just a 3rd rounder for Diggs.

  4. He’s the type of cancer that I wouldn’t want on my team at any price. It’s not a question of if he starts complaining but when. He may be an outstanding WR but he has the maturity of a two-year old.

  5. Well, at least the trade helped with the return on a few of the picks given up on the Hershel Walker hiest of the 1980’s.

  6. Think of it this way…you’re not going to draft a receiver as good as Diggs at 22 so consider him our 1st round pick.

    Bills had extra 5th and 6th round picks so they’re not really giving anything up there.

    So basically Diggs and a 7th round pick cost a 2021 4th round pick. 👍

  7. whenwilliteverend says:
    March 23, 2020 at 10:51 am
    He’s the type of cancer that I wouldn’t want on my team at any price. It’s not a question of if he starts complaining but when. He may be an outstanding WR but he has the maturity of a two-year old.

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    We don’t know what happened behind closed doors. Zimmer’s a redass, and especially so on the offensive side of the ball. Maybe Diggs was tired of being open and not getting the ball because Zimmer was all ‘RUN RUN RUN I DON’T CARE RUN RUN RUN’. Maybe Diggs tried to talk to Zimmer about and Zimmer be Zimmerin’ and told him to eff off. There’s lots of maybes here that we don’t know about. Zimmer doesn’t seem to care about offense but still wants it run his way. There’s a reason that he ran Norv out of town. He ran DeFillipo out of town, Stefanski seemed to not be able to wait to get out of town. Honestly, it really seems like Zimmer won’t hire a guy to run the offense and let him run the offense.

  8. fwippel says:
    March 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    If the Vikings initially asked for a third-round pick, why wouldn’t the Bills just have taken them up on it rather than giving up a first round pick, plus three other picks?

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    Read carefully…..it says they wanted a 3rd round pick as PART OF THE PACKAGE. Not just a 3rd rd. pick. If you look at what the Bills gave the Vikes, there is NO 3rd rd. pick included in that package.

  9. “And the one thing the Bills needed was a true number one wideout.”

    As someone who has watched Diggs his whole career, he’s a very good #2. I wouldn’t really say he’s a #1 since he’s really only effective when facing single coverage.

  10. You really can’t blane Diggs for wanting out of Minnesota. They have not been relevant since the 70’s and they have been “rebuilding” since 1978.

  11. That’s fine. The Vikings got a lot in return, and now he will be Buffalo’s headache. I liked Diggs’ play. Didn’t like all the whining. I also was on record that you don’t just “get what you can for him” like many here said. But I would have made this trade for that number of picks as well.

  12. Since this is a Bills thread the Buffalo fans should rejoice in the fact they got another decent WR to give your high quality QB another weapon.

    #DiggsHappyToBeABill

  13. Wait till he gets a load of that town and Mr 52% throwing him the ball, it’s gonna be fugly.

  14. Adding a third round pick into the mix last year means there was other compensation
    Presumably, a first, a third, plus more
    This year it was 4ths mixed in.
    Obviously wasn’t just a third

  15. Wait until mid November and the snow is up to his butt and he can’t get his footing. Watch the pouting then!

  16. As someone who has watched Diggs his whole career, he’s a very good #2. I wouldn’t really say he’s a #1 since he’s really only effective when facing single coverage.

    I guess you’re a better judge of talent than all the sportswriters and Brandon Beane, Brian DaBoll and Sean McDermott.
    They seem to think he’s a No:1 with unquestionable talent, compared to AB without the mental failings. I’ll trust the Bills on this one.

    I think you’re just mad.

  17. freefromwhatyouare says:
    March 23, 2020 at 12:09 pm
    You really can’t blane Diggs for wanting out of Minnesota. They have not been relevant…..
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    Yet you post multiple times often on other screen names on Vikings stories. Diggs got what he wanted now the Vikings need to do something with the draft picks.

  18. Did they really have a choice after all the stuff he’s said and wrote and did? Pretty darn close to a good deal both ways. Hopefully the draft capital pays off.

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