His impressive production
Regardless of whether Stefon Diggs is becoming a problem off of the field, one cannot deny his level of production on it.
He enjoyed another fantastic campaign in 2019 despite his frustrations with the lack of opportunities that were coming his way in Minnesota’s run-first offense.
Last season, Diggs amassed 1,130 yards on 63 receptions with six touchdowns to further enhance his reputation as one of the best in the business. This also included a 17.9 yards per catch average and numbers like this are hard to find in the NFL.
The former fifth-round draft pick out of Maryland is a constant threat when it comes to stretching the field. He also displays elite hand-eye coordination that has played a significant role in his evolution into one of the league’s best receivers.
The Vikings would be worse off offensively if they decided to cut ties with Diggs this offseason. When one considers his level of productivity in 2019 was done on 94 targets demonstrated his dependability and reputation.
This year’s NFL Draft pool is supposedly deep at the receiver position. That being said, Minnesota likely isn’t going to find a rookie pass-catcher who is going to give them Diggs-type numbers straight out of the gate.
Trading Diggs would throw a significant wrench in the works at a position in which the Vikings are already severely lacking in depth. Minnesota should be looking at ways to acquire another receiver who can immediately contribute in 2020 rather than looking to trade away one of their prized assets.