Trading Stefon Diggs would be tremendously stupid

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 22: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on before the game against the Oakland Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

NFL trades make no sense

In just about every other sport, trading a good player usually nets a pretty good return. In baseball, you get a slew of highly regarded prospects. In basketball, you usually got some solid players and some first-round picks (which can be useful even if they aren’t able to be used until the planets of the Grimlap system align). In football, you’re probably getting a fourth-round pick.

Such is the way of trading in the NFL. If a team has an unhappy player, the usual return is some low-ball offer because the player is usually a malcontent or something. There are exceptions (such as the Steelers sending a first-round pick and more to Miami for Minkah Fitzpatrick), but most of the time, offers feel underwhelming and a punch to the gut when that player does well.

For example, the Patriots once got Randy Moss for a fourth-round pick. The following season, he went on to catch an NFL-record 22 touchdowns. The Raiders got John Bowie. It makes sense, doesn’t it?

Yet fans seem to be hellbent in photoshopping Diggs in a different colored uniform. The Washington Redskins have been doing it from the moment Diggs signed his extension and rumors keep churning out the Diggs is a goner.

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In reality, the Vikings wouldn’t come close to getting a decent return for Diggs and the pieces they would get (even if their name is Jalen Ramsey) aren’t going to fix what’s wrong with a team that has consistency issues just four games into the season.