Why the Vikings shouldn’t have trouble replacing Stefon Diggs

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
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Why should the Minnesota Vikings remain calm when it comes to replacing Stefon Diggs?

Back in March, the Minnesota Vikings decided to trade Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings pocketed a mini-haul of draft picks and notably used it to revamp–you guessed it–the wide receiver corps.

If one can make peace with the raw emotion of the organically-grown star switching teams, the doom-and-gloom thereafter is substantially lessened.

Oh, and this is not being proclaimed out of some opinion-based mindset of “everything is going to be okay.” This is more than rhetoric and reassurance. This is evidence-based and statistically driven.

The Buffalo Bills schematically run a similar football team to the Minnesota Vikings. They run more than they pass. They play stout defense. They seem to prefer lower-scoring contests.  This familiarity will either be an asset to Diggs–or it will again dampen his enthusiasm. We will find out.

As for the Minnesota Vikings, the team will not have a daunting problem replacing Diggs and we’re going to to a look why.