Stefon Diggs’ Twitter activity reportedly helped get him out of Minnesota.
The Vikings wide receiver was traded to Buffalo earlier this month. The Bills sent a host of NFL Draft picks – a 1st, 5th and 6th this year; a 4th next year – in exchange for Diggs and a seventh round draft pick.
Diggs, 26, has appeared unhappy in Minnesota for a while. He’s posted several not-so-subtle messages on Twitter this offseason, seeming to indicate he wanted out.
One tweet in particular reportedly helped spark his trade out of Minnesota. Albert Breer had the details in his Monday Morning Quarterback column today.
it’s time for a new beginning.
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) March 16, 2020
Diggs’s tweet on Monday, believe it or not, actually did spark talks. The receiver posted at 2:46 p.m. ET, in the wake of the Kirk Cousins extension: “It’s time for a new beginning.” The cryptic message led to a handful of teams calling Minnesota, which had all but put Diggs off-limits ahead of the trade deadline.
Buffalo reportedly reached out to Minnesota about an hour after Diggs’ tweet. After a few phone calls, the Vikings’ asking price for the wide receiver lessened, and a deal was done.
Twitter can sometimes lead to PR problems for athletes, but in this specific case, the social media platform appears to have helped.