The trade rumors surrounding the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver don’t appear to be going away anytime in the near future.
With the 2019 season over for the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL, the next few months will be filled with plenty of speculation and rumors.
Among some of the early Vikings-related speculation are thoughts about the team potentially trading Stefon Diggs. While it might be hard for some to understand why Minnesota would move such a talented receiver like Diggs, there are a number of reasons why it would make sense.
Dealing the 26-year-old would not only free up some much-needed salary cap space for the Vikings, but it would likely result in a return that would include at least one early-round draft pick. With Minnesota not expected to have a ton of money to spend this offseason, draft selections are even more valuable in their efforts to improve their roster for 2020.
So where might Diggs end up if the Vikings actually are able to work out a trade with another team? We’ve already come up with a few potential landing spots, but another team was recently added to the mix.
Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski recently released his ideal trade scenarios for all 32 NFL franchises and for Diggs, he has him ending up with the Baltimore Ravens.
Last season, the Ravens had the league’s top scoring offense. But the majority of Baltimore’s success on the offensive side of the ball was due to their elite rushing attack.
Adding Diggs to their receiving arsenal would certainly give the Ravens a good chance to improve an aspect of their offense that finished with the NFL’s sixth-fewest passing yards in 2019.
For the current Minnesota receiver, landing in Baltimore would give him the opportunity to play in his home state of Maryland. The high school Diggs attended is only about a 40-minute drive away from the Ravens’ home stadium.
For now, this is just more speculation. But until Diggs is actually on the field for the Vikings in Week 1 next season, there are plenty of reasons to continue believing he might be traded away this year.