Mike Zimmer speaks out on Stefon Diggs trade rumors
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs created a stir last week when he removed all Vikings-related content from his Instagram account, leading some people to believe that he could be on the trade block.
However, Minnesota has shown no indication that it wants to move Diggs, and on Wednesday, head coach Mike Zimmer said that he doesn’t see a Diggs trade happening, according to Andrew Krammer of The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
It should be noted that Zimmer did not flatly deny that the Vikings could trade Diggs, merely saying that it probably won’t happen, but it does seem hard to imagine Minnesota dealing Diggs either way.
Diggs is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 15 games and hauled in 63 receptions for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns.
His terrific season did not come without controversy, though, as Diggs was clearly upset with his role early on in the season and did not report to practice for a couple of days as a result.
Things were just fine after that, as Diggs and the Vikings’ offense took off from that point moving forward, but it’s something worth noting.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Maryland, was originally selected by Minnesota in the fifth round (146th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He had a strong rookie year, catching 52 passes for 720 yards and four scores, and the following season, Diggs continued to improve, snaring 84 balls for 903 yards while reaching the end zone three times.
Stefon Diggs has logged back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns.