Former Minnesota Vikings Player No. 4: WR Stefon Diggs
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs didn’t want to be a Viking anymore, and when the right deal came along, general manager Rick Spielman did the right thing and traded the disgruntled star. While that move was the right decision, the Vikings could definitely miss the speedy and sure-handed pass catcher this upcoming season.
Diggs was extremely productive throughout his time in Minnesota. He often provided the spark the team needed when the offense was struggling to move the football and provided plenty of explosive, game-changing plays.
The Vikings did go out and sign veteran wideout Tajae Sharpe and more importantly drafted LSU’s Justin Jefferson in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. Those two will help alleviate the loss of Diggs’ production, but there could be growing pains in year one. Jefferson’s talent can’t be denied, but it often takes rookie wide receivers at least a season to acclimate to the speed of the NFL game.
The Vikings will give him every opportunity to be successful, but if he struggles to pick up the Vikings’ system or finds it hard to create separation, the Vikings will be wishing No. 14 was still with the club.