The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly agreed to a trade that will send wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for multiple draft picks.
Something that many thought would never happen went down late Monday night. The Minnesota Vikings have decided to trade their star receiver, Stefon Diggs.
The Vikings reportedly struck a deal with the Buffalo Bills to send Diggs to upstate New York according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
In exchange for the receiver and a seventh-round pick, Minnesota will get the Bills’ first-round selection (No. 22), a fifth-round selection, a sixth-round selection, and a 2021 fourth-round selection according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Just as he did back in 2013 with Percy Harvin, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman went ahead and traded his top receiver just weeks after saying the team had no intention to do such a thing. Now Spielman must figure out who he is going to replace Diggs with before next season.
In addition to the draft picks Minnesota acquired, the team also freed up almost $5 million in cap space. With a few holes left on their defense to fill, the Vikings can use this extra cash to add more talent.
Honestly, this is something that most should have seen coming. Diggs’ frustrations were made loud and clear after he decided to skip a practice after Minnesota’s Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears last week.
He tried to say everything was good and dandy when he returned, but then he was fined more than $200,000 by the Vikings. This massive fine doesn’t happen if the relationship is okay between the player and the team like Diggs claimed.
Now Minnesota must decide how they will go about replacing Diggs in their offense. With a 2020 draft pool that is expected to be loaded with talented receivers, the Vikings now have another valuable selection to get their guy.