Stefon Diggs on track to do something he’s never done before
By Adam Patrick
The former Minnesota Vikings receiver could earn is first Pro Bowl selection this year.
During his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, Stefon Diggs was able to put up some very impressive numbers. In his last two seasons with the Vikings, Diggs accumulated at least 60 catches, 1,000 receiving yards, and six touchdowns.
Unfortunately, his success in Minnesota never amounted to the receiver earning a trip to the NFL’s annual all-star game, the Pro Bowl. Yes, believe it or not, Diggs has actually never been voted to the Pro Bowl since entering the league in 2015.
That could change this season though. Now a member of the Buffalo Bills, Diggs currently leads the league in both catches (63) and receiving yards (813).
Stefon Diggs playing well since parting with the Minnesota Vikings
After the Vikings decided to trade Diggs to the Bills back in March, some wondered if he would be able to succeed with his new team in the AFC East. Nine games into his tenure with Buffalo, it’s pretty safe to say he’s been able to find success in his new home.
Diggs does only have three touchdowns so far this year, but he’s easily established himself as the top wide receiver on the Bills roster. He’s already been targeted 91 times this season which is pretty significant since he finished 2019 with a grand total of 94 targets in 15 games.
With his impressive production this year, there is a very good chance that Diggs will earn his first-ever Pro Bowl selection. And while the actual Pro Bowl game has already been canceled this season, the selections for each all-star roster will still be voted on by fans and players.
Diggs has proven to be worth the first-round draft pick Buffalo sent to Minnesota in order to acquire the receiver earlier this year. The former Vikings pass-catcher has played a key role in the Bills winning seven of their first nine games and the team currently has a chance at capturing the top seed in the AFC this season.
3 reasons why the Vikings had to trade Stefon Diggs
Two years after giving Stefon Diggs a lucrative extension, the Minnesota Vikings reportedly dealt their star receiver to the Buffalo Bills on Monday.
Luckily, Minnesota seems to have already found a replacement for Diggs in rookie receiver Justin Jefferson. However, it’s still bittersweet for some Vikings fans to watch the guy who caught the “Minneapolis Miracle” touchdown suiting up and succeeding in a different uniform.