Why the Vikings trading Stefon Diggs is proving to be the right decision

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
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Justin Jefferson might end up being a better receiver for the Minnesota Vikings than Stefon Diggs.

After the first two games of the season, the Minnesota Vikings were sitting with an 0-2 record, a quarterback who forgot how to throw, and the fact that one of their former top receivers was succeeding in his new home with the Buffalo Bills.

But during the last two weeks, the Vikings have found their groove as an offense and it’s resulted in the emergence of rookie receiver Justin Jefferson.

Jefferson, who was selected with the draft pick Minnesota acquired from the Bills when they sent Stefon Diggs to western New York earlier this year, has quickly developed into a legitimate weapon for a Vikings offense that is averaging 30.5 points and 437 total yards in their last two games.

Meanwhile, Diggs is also experiencing success with the Bills as they are 4-0 and looking to capture their first AFC East title since 1995. Through four games, the former Minnesota pass-catcher’s 403 receiving yards are tied for the NFL lead.

It’s quite possible that Diggs and Jefferson will both end the year with very impressive numbers. But what happens after the current season is what will ultimately determine which team made out best in the trade and so far, Minnesota has quietly taken the lead.

Despite the fact that it’s only been four weeks since the 2020 season began, what are the two biggest reasons why it already seems like the Vikings will come out on the winning end of a trade that sent one of their top receivers to Buffalo?