About 72 hours ago, the Minnesota Vikings shipped Stefon Diggs along with a seventh-round draft pick to the Buffalo Bills. In exchange, the Vikings received a first, fifth, and sixth-round pick, as well as 2021 fourth-round pick. It seems that trade is due to irreconcilable issues. It may also be due to the fact that Minnesota operates a heavy-run offense.
The Vikings drafted Diggs in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland. Diggs led the team in catches(63), receiving yards(1,130), and yards per game(75.3). Since his arrival in the league, he’s been a valuable asset to the team, although he’s yet to play a full season. Regardless, his tenure in the Twin Cities was successful and the Minneapolis Miracle will forever highlight his time with the Vikings.
Was It Worth Trading Diggs?
If Diggs was unhappy and was becoming a distraction, then trading him would be the right thing to do, as long as the ends justify the means. In other words, if Diggs and the Vikings couldn’t get on the same page, then the best thing to do would be to move on. So, yes, trading Diggs is certainly worth it. The Vikings need a positive and focused locker room where there’s no place for drama.
Now that the Vikings have two first-round draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, they can fight Diggs’ replacement. At this point, the Vikings have a total of eleven picks in this upcoming draft. Minnesota ought to do well. The Vikings have been declared the winner of this trade.
Where Do The Vikings Go From Here?
The Vikings are a good team. They’re really hoping to get another chance of winning their first Super Bowl. They can’t handle any drama at this point, so if trading Diggs was the way to end the drama, then so be it. Both sides can move on and focus on their future.
It’s likely that Minnesota will draft a wide receiver in the first round of the upcoming draft. While Adam Thielen is still out there along with Bisi Johnson and Laquon Treadwell, selecting a wide receiver would be essential for Minnesota.
Minnesota’s biggest needs this off-season include the following; wide receiver, safety, linebacker, quarterback, cornerback, as well as linemen on both offense and defense. At this point, they’ll have to try their luck in free agency and see what options are on the table for them. The other way to address their needs is to do it via the draft.
The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is April 23rd. Minnesota has to be ready to take the next step into building a team that is Super Bowl material. The Vikings can’t afford to fall a few steps back.