Stefon Diggs’ price tag continues to get higher and higher

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

Based on some recent signings around the NFL, the wide receiver will not likely be cheap for the Minnesota Vikings to re-sign.

When looking at Stefon Diggs’ production during his NFL career so far and how much he is due to make in 2018 ($1.9 million), the Minnesota Vikings are certainly getting a bargain when it comes to their 24-year-old wide receiver.

But to keep Diggs around past the upcoming season, the Vikings will likely have to shell out a lot more money.

In the past few weeks, a number of young wide receivers have signed new deals that will pay them a nice chunk of change over the next couple of years.

Mike Evans, Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson, and Sammy Watkins are all under the age of 26 and each agreed to new contracts this offseason that will pay them an average salary of at least $14 million per year.

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Landry, Robinson, and Watkins all signed their deals with new teams this year while Evans agreed on an extension to stay in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers.

It’s not crazy to think that Diggs and his agent could want a similar amount of money for his next contract. Whether or not Minnesota is willing to pay the receiver $14 million per year or more is yet to be determined.

Back in March, Over The Cap’s Jason Fitzgerald predicted that Diggs could probably get an annual salary of around $11 million in his next deal. But based on the recent deals given to receivers with similar production, that number already seems a little too low.

Diggs is one of four talented young players on the Vikings’ current roster that are currently scheduled to be free-agents in 2019. Diggs, defensive end Danielle Hunter, and linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks all have just one year remaining on their current contracts with Minnesota.

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Thanks to the recent deals handed out to receivers around the league, easily re-signing all four of these players just became that much more difficult for the Vikings.