Vikings GM Rick Spielman addressed the trade speculation surrounding WR Stefon Diggs at the NFL Scouting Combine, saying the receiver was a part of Minnesota’s plans going forward.
“There is no reason to anticipate Stefon Diggs is not going to be a member of the Minnesota Vikings,” Spielman said via Ben Goessling.
Diggs has been a popular name in trade speculation this offseason, with his behavior on social media recently causing some to believe he wants out of Minnesota.
Along with Diggs’ blowup near the beginning of the 2019 season, when he went AWOL and missed two days worth of meetings due to frustrations with his production and role in the offense, it’s caused many to highlight Diggs as someone who could be traded if he becomes a big enough distraction.
However, the Vikings were clear last year that they weren’t considering moving Diggs before the deadline, and they seem to be taking a similar stance this offseason. It likely would take further escalation of the situation before a Diggs trade from the Vikings becomes plausible.
Diggs, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2015. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he agreed to a five-year extension worth $72 million with the Vikings in 2018.
Diggs stands to make base salaries of $8.9 million and $10.9 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Diggs appeared in 15 games for the Vikings and caught 63 passes for 1,130 yards receiving and six touchdowns.