REPORT: Stefon Diggs and Vikings agree to a $72 million extension

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
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The Minnesota Vikings and their wide receiver have reportedly agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team for the next six seasons.

Ever since the 2018 offseason begun for the Minnesota Vikings, a main topic of discussion regarding the team has been extending some of their key young players. Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter, Eric Kendricks, and Stefon Diggs all entered the year with their current contracts scheduled to end in 2019.

The Vikings kicked things off back in April when they signed Kendricks to a five-year, $50 million extension. Then in June, Minnesota and Hunter agreed to a five-year, $72 million contract extension.

That left Barr and Diggs as the only ones remaining out of this group that were still scheduled to be free-agents in 2019 as the Vikings entered training camp last week.

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Well now only one player from this group remains without an extension as Minnesota and Diggs have agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the team until 2024 according to multiple reports.

The five-year extension for the Vikings receiver is reportedly worth $72 million and will pay him close to $14 million per season. It appears that Diggs’ new deal is similar to the recent extensions signed by Brandin Cooks, Jarvis Landry, and Davante Adams.

On Sunday, the Minnesota receiver expressed his desire to remain with Minnesota past 2018 and now that is actually happening.

In the last three seasons, no Vikings wide receiver has more catches (200) or touchdown receptions (15) than Diggs. A fifth-round draft selection back in 2015, the Minnesota receiver’s performance over the last three years has more resembled a player that should have been drafted in the first-round.

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Diggs delivered a miracle to the Vikings last season. Minnesota is now hoping the receiver can help deliver a Super Bowl trophy to the franchise in 2018.