The closing window
Some already believe the latest window for the Vikings to secure an elusive Super Bowl win is over. If Stefon Diggs were to leave, this would further enhance the notion.
It’s not every day a team gets a player like Diggs at their disposal and when he’s combined with Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook, Kyle Rudolph, and Irv Smith Jr., it creates a formidable Minnesota offense that is capable of big things next season.
If the Vikings can make improvements to the offensive line’s interior this year, then who knows what might happen? Minnesota’s defense should benefit from the added experience of Dom Capers and although they are set to lose some established stars this offseason, it should not hamper them too much.
Diggs is a massive part of the Vikings’ ability to push on and hopefully make another playoff run in 2020. The chemistry already generated between him and the rest of the roster is invaluable and he would have to be a major locker room disruptor for players to turn on him.
There are Minnesota’s salary cap restrictions to consider and they are right up against it this offseason. There is not much room to maneuver, unless they let some of their bigger earners go and that is where Diggs could come in.
Who the Vikings replace him with if he is shipped out of town will need to be with someone that can put up similar numbers. They don’t tend to be cheap and keeping Diggs around for at least one more season while the likes of Rudolph and Cousins are still with the franchise should do them a tremendous amount of good.