Vikings just helped Stefon Diggs get traded again

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For many Minnesota Vikings fans, Stefon Diggs holds a warm place in their hearts. Best known for being on the receiving end of the Minneapolis Miracle walk-off playoff victory, the outspoken wide receiver is a talented pass-catcher.

However, Diggs is also known to be cryptic on social media and seems to want a change of scenery often. For a while, the former fifth-round draft pick of the Vikings seemed happy with the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen as his quarterback, but he will have a new signal-caller throwing him the ball in 2024.

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter on X (formerly Twitter), Diggs has been traded from the Bills to the Houston Texans and will be catching passes from last season's rookie sensation C.J. Stroud this year.

How did the Minnesota Vikings help Stefon Diggs get traded?

Fans looking at the post from Schefter will be quick to notice that the second-round pick the Texans are sending to Buffalo initially belonged to the Minnesota Vikings. That is because it was part of the package used in the transaction that saw them acquire the No. 23 overall selection to give them two first-round picks.

Houston double-dipped in the 2023 NFL Draft last year, landing two of the top prospects. Drafting C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson bolstered their team and helped them to be a surprise playoff contender in 2023.

Stefon Diggs will help the Texans' offense continue to be formidable, joining breakouts like Nico Collins and Tank Dell at receiver and Joe Mixon at running back in Houston. The four-time Pro Bowl receiver should head to the front of the depth chart and get a healthy share of looks from Stroud moving forward.

It's easy to look at the Houston Texans and see a roster that could be dangerous for many years to come. Adding Stefon Diggs brings an established pass-catcher to a young roster to help their star quarterback continue to grow and develop.

Getting the services of Diggs for a second-round pick but also getting back a sixth-round selection in this year's draft and a future fifth-round pick seems like a steal considering Buffalo got the star receiver and a seventh-round pick for a first, fifth, sixth, and future fourth-round picks in March of 2020.

Stefon Diggs is entering his tenth NFL season and has over 1,000 receiving yards in each of his last six seasons. The 30-year-old Maryland native will have a chance to tear things up in the Lone Star State and continue to be a highly productive wide receiver for many years to come.

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