The newly departed receiver ranks higher than his former Minnesota Vikings teammate.
For the last few seasons, the Minnesota Vikings offense has been the home of the most dynamic wide receiver duo in the entire NFL. Few compared to the combined talents of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs whenever they took the field for the Vikings.
However, the band was broken up this offseason as Minnesota decided to trade a disgruntled Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. This will be the first time since 2014 that Thielen and Diggs will not be teammates.
Even with their breakup, the two receivers will forever be linked together and compared to one another. That’s just going to be how it is whether people like it or not.
Stefon Diggs rated higher than his former Minnesota Vikings teammate
This week, a bunch of player ratings from the latest version of the Madden video game have been revealed and on Friday the ratings for the 10 highest-rated wide receivers were posted.
Diggs came in at No. 7 on the list with a 92 rating, while Thielen wasn’t even a part of the top 10. The only receivers to be rated higher than Diggs this year are Amari Cooper (93 rating), Davante Adams (94), Tyreek Hill (96), Julio Jones (97), DeAndre Hopkins (98), and Michael Thomas (99). Rounding out the top 10 behind the former Vikings receiver are Mike Evans (92), Odell Beckham (91), and Keenan Allen (91).
In the rumored ratings released by Madden-School.com earlier this week, Thielen has supposedly been given a 90 rating for this year. This isn’t terrible by any means and it’s not like he’s coming off the best season of his career.
Thanks to injuries, Diggs was easily able to put up better numbers than his former Minnesota teammate in 2019. If Thielen were healthy, however, it’s hard to imagine that his final totals wouldn’t have been higher than what Diggs was able to accumulate since this was this case in both 2017 and 2018.
Diggs is rated higher for now, but if Thielen is able to stay healthy for the majority of the upcoming season, it wouldn’t be too surprising if he ended up as the only one of the former receiving duo being rated inside the top 10 when next year’s version of Madden is released.