Josh Allen thinks Stefon Diggs had a ‘bad rep’ in Minnesota

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

Josh Allen might want to do more research on the former Minnesota Vikings receiver.

Currently, former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is enjoying the honeymoon phase of his arrival to the Buffalo Bills.

Bills fans are excited about the addition of Diggs and the former Vikings receiver recently spent some time down in Florida working out with a few of his new teammates. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen got the opportunity to toss some passes to his newest target and the highlights of their enhanced game of catch without anyone playing defense only added even more fuel to the tank of excitement for Bills fans.

Allen recently spoke with some members of the media and he couldn’t stop raving about Diggs and what he can add to Buffalo’s offense during the upcoming season.

Josh Allen thinks Stefon Diggs was treated unfairly during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

Before meeting his new receiver, the Bills quarterback apparently thought Diggs was going to be some sort of disruptive force that had the potential to tear apart the team’s locker room. At least that’s the impression he was given before Minnesota shipped the receiver to Buffalo.

During his recent discussion with the media, Allen shared how impressed he was with the former Vikings pass-catcher during their throwing sessions down in Florida.

"“It was very, very awesome to see just the amount of detail that he puts into his craft, how communicative he was, how willing he was to learn. And he wasn’t there for himself. He was there for the betterment of the team, and wanted to hang out with the guys, and wanted to learn and get to know the guys, and I thought that was pretty special. You hear all these crazy stories in the media and I think he’s had a bad rep where he was at.”"

Excuse me? A bad what? Did Allen already forget about the “Minneapolis Miracle”? As much commotion as he might have caused towards the end of his tenure in Minnesota, Diggs was beloved by the majority of the team’s fans.

Maybe there was a different impression of the young receiver outside of the Vikings fan base, but it’s safe to say there were not many people in the Twin Cities who had a problem with Diggs or any of his “antics”.

Sure, some feathers were ruffled when he chose to skip a practice last season without letting anyone know or when he tweeted that he was ready for a new beginning shortly after Kirk Cousins signed his extension with Minnesota back in March. But just about everyone who has ever worked with Diggs during his time with the Vikings has said at one time or another that he was a great teammate.

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Allen’s comments just make it sound like he’s not very familiar with what the receiver did in Minnesota prior to the 2019 season. And if this is the case, then maybe the quarterback should read up a little more on someone who is supposed to be his No. 1 target in 2020.