Minnesota Vikings: Is Stefon Diggs on the Move?

The Minnesota Vikings are 2-1 to start the season and they have a Super Bowl roster, but there are some potential problems going on there right now. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs wants to be traded and it was brought up on KFAN103 in the Twin Cities.

Diggs is 25 years old and he will not be a free agent until after the 2024 season. Stefon Diggs is apparently not happy with the Minnesota Vikings because they don’t pass the ball enough. That explains his fantasy production going way down this season. It is not his fault they aren’t passing the ball enough.

You can’t blame Head Coach Mike Zimmer either for wanting to run the ball more with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison because Zimmer doesn’t trust Kirk Cousins in big spots anymore. He knows what he has with Cousins and it is rather frustrating.

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Diggs wasn’t acting this way when Case Keenum was the quarterback two years ago. Maybe Stefon Diggs would not have requested a trade if Keenum was still the quarterback.

Diggs has only caught six passes for 101 yards receiving and a touchdown so far this season. He wishes he did that in every game up to this point. Last season, Stefon Diggs caught 102 passes for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns.

Adam Thielen hasn’t done much better this season. Thielen has caught 11 passes for 173 yards receiving and two touchdowns so far this season. Adam Thielen last season caught 113 passes for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns.

The only other quality wide receiver on the roster right now is Laquon Treadwell. They are banged up at wide receiver. It would be a shame if the Minnesota Vikings decided to trade Stefon Diggs. If Diggs were to get traded, where could he go to?

The first team that comes to mind is the Washington Redskins. He played his college ball at the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland is just a few miles from FedEx Field down I-95. Even though Washington is a mess, Diggs would reunite with Keenum unless they made a quarterback switch and the Redskins would get there number one wide receiver.

The second team that comes to mind is the Baltimore Ravens. The University of Maryland isn’t a far drive up I-95 to Baltimore. Along with Marquise Brown, it would give Lamar Jackson another fast receiver on the outside.

The third team that comes to mind is the New York Giants. Even though Golden Tate returns after Week 4, I am sure New York wouldn’t mind giving rookie quarterback Daniel Jones as many weapons on the outside as possible. Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Stefon Diggs, and Darius Slayton would be a solid 1-4 core. They also have Evan Engram at tight end and Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman in the backfield.

The fourth team that comes to mind is the Jacksonville Jaguars. I am sure Gardnew Minshew would not mind another weapon on the outside. D.J. Chark is a nice outside option. Dede Westbrook is more of a slot receiver. Winning the AFC South division isn’t out of the question for Jacksonville heading into Week 4. Would it be possible if the Jaguars swapped cornerback Jalen Ramsey for wide receiver Stefon Diggs in this deal?

The fifth team that comes to mind is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Juju Smith-Schuster would move back to the number two wide receiver with this trade. Diggs would become the number one and Mason Rudolph does not mind throwing the ball deep. At least Ben Roethlisberger would be back next season if things don’t work out with Rudolph.

The sixth team that comes to mind is the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson would love to have a wide receiver like Diggs and it would maybe be the best wide receiver Wilson has ever had. D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have been serviceable right now, but it would make the offense more dangerous with a team that is trying to win now.

Some of the other teams that could be in play for him: The Buffalo Bills, the Oakland Raiders, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Carolina Panthers, the New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, and the Indianapolis Colts.

I do not think the Vikings will trade Stefon Diggs. If he does get traded for some reason the three favorites, in my opinion, will be the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Ravens, or the New York Giants. There will be a lot of upset fans in Minneapolis if Diggs is traded and this would be a big loss for the Vikings. The NFL trade deadline is not until Tuesday, October 29 at 4 p.m. Eastern.

This could potentially pose a distraction within the locker room for the next several weeks. Time will only tell if it does or not. It would not be a bad thing for him to get out of Minnesota because of the quarterback situation. I think it has nothing to do with coaching. It has to do with more than that.

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