Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is getting traded, but it’s a question of where he’s heading. Diggs has been tweeting all evening about a new future after rumours at the mid-season deadline that he could be on his way out of Minnesota.
Matthew Bowen looked at trade options a few months ago. Plenty of teams will be looking to make a deal for Diggs this offseason. The 26-year-old passed 1000 yards for the second season in a row in 2019, notching a career-best 1130 and six touchdowns.
A varied offensive weapon, Diggs would be an upgrade for almost any offence in the NFL. With several years to run on his current deal, though, it isn’t a fit for every team. The Seattle Seahawks have been rumoured as an interested franchise, and the prospect of Diggs teaming up with Russell Wilson is a frightening one for the rest of the NFL.
The New England Patriots, who didn’t give Tom Brady anywhere near enough weapons last season, might also be in the running. A potential trade will likely depend on Brady’s future, however. The Pats were fancied as a destination for Diggs last season, but a deal never came to fruition. Bringing in Diggs might be a means of convincing Brady to remain with the franchise.
It’s going to be one of the stories of the offseason. Diggs is an elite talent, a receiver who can change the outlook for a quarterback. With DeAndre Hopkins already dealt and Todd Gurley likely on the move, the coming hours and days could change the look of several NFL offences. Trading for Diggs won’t come cheap, of course, but he’s worth it. There are several middling offensive teams who will see Diggs as a player who can transform them into legitimate contenders.
With sport stopped across the world, all eyes are on the NFL offseason.