Former Vikings linebacker thinks Stefon Diggs is trying to get traded

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway recently offered his opinion on all of the rumors surrounding Stefon Diggs and his possible desire to leave.

If fans of the Minnesota Vikings are already sick of hearing about Stefon Diggs potentially wanting to be traded this offseason, don’t expect it to end anytime soon. Until Diggs is suiting up for the Vikings in the team’s first 2020 regular season game, this discussion is going to continue whether people want to hear about it or not.

Former Minnesota linebacker Chad Greenway is the latest to offer his thoughts on everything surrounding the team’s talented receiver.

Greenway appeared on Minnesota’s KFAN radio on Friday and had this to say about Diggs and some of the things he has done or said during the past year that might’ve indicated he wants to play somewhere else.

"“To me, it’s just a cry out to say, ‘I’m trying to get out of here. I want to go be the guy somewhere else because I can’t be the guy here with (Adam) Thielen here.’ That’s how I see it and I don’t know how it could mean anything different than that.”"

Greenway also included a possible reason why Diggs might be unhappy with his current role on the Vikings and it sounds like it might involve a little bit of jealousy.

"“There’s Thielen and then there’s Diggs and that does not sit well with Diggs. That’s just my perception of it. He wants it to be Diggs and then somebody else.”"

From the outside, it always felt like Diggs and Thielen were two very close friends. But from Greenway’s recent comments, it seems like the relationship between the two receivers might be more of an act rather than an actual friendship.

These comments from the former Minnesota linebacker are certainly interesting. He was a teammate of Diggs’ for two seasons and he’s still friends with a few of the guys on the Vikings’ current roster. So it’s hard to believe Greenway would say something like this without knowing some of the things happening behind the scenes in Minnesota.

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One thing is for sure, these comments are only going to add to the speculation of Diggs wanting the Vikings to trade him this year. Recent reports have indicated that the odds of Minnesota actually dealing him are still low. But who knows what might happen between now and the start of the 2020 season?