5 former Vikings who have thrived with other NFL teams in 2023

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Former Viking No. 3

Stefon Diggs - WR (Buffalo Bills)

Another player who needs no introduction to Vikings fans, but maybe for all the wrong reasons.

Former Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs had an infamous departure from the franchise in 2020. But at the end of the day, Diggs gave the Vikings the greatest ending to an NFL playoff game in league history, and the trade compensation Minnesota received from the Buffalo Bills turned into Justin Jefferson.

So, all's well that ends well.

Diggs had sort of a "down year" in Buffalo this season, and that has still turned into 100 receptions for 1,096 yards and eight touchdowns heading into Week 18. Not too bad for something that's considered a down year for him.

Diggs has continued to be the No. 1 guy with the Bills during the 2023 campaign, as he has been since he arrived there in 2020, and he has yet to have a season under 100 catches and 1,000 yards with the franchise.

No matter what someone's opinion is on the polarizing receiver, there is no denying that he's still one of the NFL's elite players at his position, and 2023 has just been another example of him proving this fact.