Stefon Diggs misses Vikings’ first OTA practice and that is perfectly fine

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

The Minnesota Vikings top wide receiver was reportedly not in attendance during the team’s OTA practice on Tuesday at the TCO Performance Center.

In just four seasons, Stefon Diggs has already developed into one of the best wide receivers to ever put on the purple and gold for the Minnesota Vikings.

Diggs had a career performance in 2018, hauling in 102 passes for 1,021 yards, and nine touchdowns. With 24 total trips to the end zone in his time with the team, no Vikings wide receiver has caught more touchdowns since 2015 than Diggs.

Heading into the upcoming season, the young Minnesota receiver will be looking to perform even better in his second year with Kirk Cousins throwing him passes.

The Vikings may have to wait a little longer though before the Cousins to Diggs connection can get back into action again as the wide receiver hasn’t participated in the team’s volunteer OTA practices yet this offseason.

He wasn’t present during the conditioning portion of Minnesota’s OTAs earlier this year and according to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson, Diggs was not in attendance on Tuesday for the team’s first OTA practice of 2019 either.

Some may already be reading way too deep into him not being at Minnesota’s facilities yet and believe it’s due to a ridiculous reason like him not being happy with the team or something.

But guess what? Diggs not being at the Vikings’ OTAs means absolutely nothing.

If anyone has been following the Minnesota receiver on his social media accounts, he has been training very hard all offseason long. And Diggs is one of many top players in the NFL who choose to workout on their own rather than attend their team’s voluntary OTAs including Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, Darius Slay, and Julio Jones.

Some will say that the Vikings receiver is missing valuable time to build chemistry with Cousins. Maybe, but probably not.

Diggs has been able to perform at a very high level during his time in Minnesota and he’s done it while catching passes from five different quarterbacks. So his “chemistry” with Cousins should be just fine if he doesn’t attend the Vikings’ voluntary (key word) OTAs this year.

Diggs has also worked with five different offensive coordinators during the last four seasons. So Minnesota implementing another new offense in 2019 is not a good enough reason for why he should be in attendance for the team’s voluntary workouts either.

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The young receiver not being at Minnesota’s OTAs this week is not a problem and if anyone believes it is, just go ahead and stop because it’s not even close to being anything worth worrying about.