After a long run of hints and rumors, Stefon Diggs has finally been traded. The Minnesota Vikings are sending the dynamic wide receiver to the Buffalo Bills.
FOX’s Jay Glazer broke the news of the Diggs trade moments ago. The deal is the culmination of brewing unrest between Diggs and the Vikings.
Diggs has been posting cryptic messages indicating his unhappiness on Twitter as far back as last year and as recently as today. Despite the Vikings’ insistence that they weren’t going to trade Diggs, things were clearly trending in this direction.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Buffalo is sending first, fifth and sixth-round picks from this year’s draft and a fourth-rounder from 2021 to Minnesota in exchange for Diggs. The Vikings are also throwing in a 2020 seventh-round pick.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 17, 2020
Compensation update: Bills are trading a 1st-round pick, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round pick and a 2021 4th-round pick for Vikings WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 7th-round pick, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Diggs topped the 1,000-yard mark with Minnesota in each of the last two seasons. In five years in the NFL, the former Maryland star has recorded 4,623 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns.
In Buffalo, he’ll become a big play option for third-year quarterback Josh Allen, who the Bills are counting on to make a leap in 2020.
Diggs is the second big-time wide receiver to be traded on Monday. Earlier, the Houston Texans sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.
There were several other trades throughout the league in what was an eventful first day of the legal tampering period. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.