Report: Vikings will not trade Stefon Diggs despite extensive interest
The Minnesota Vikings were not happy with some of Stefon Diggs’ behavior this week, but that does not mean they are planning to trade the star wide receiver.
Diggs was fined by the Vikings for missing practice and team meetings during the week, but he is expected to play on Sunday against the New York Giants. While Diggs is frustrated with Minnesota’s offense, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he will not be traded despite teams calling the Vikings “like crazy.”
From @NFLGameDay: The #Vikings are planning to play WR Stefon Diggs today following a crazy week, but teams have been calling with trade interest. A lot of them. From what I’m told: The team isn’t trading Diggs. pic.twitter.com/2Bvi80s0Q3
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2019
Diggs missed practice on Wednesday for non-injury reasons, though he claims he was feeling ill. He also confirmed to the media that he is unhappy and did not rule out wanting a trade, even saying there is “truth to all rumors.”
After he caught a career-high 102 passes on 149 targets in 2018, Diggs has just 13 receptions through four games this season. The Vikings have been more run-heavy this year under new offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, so Diggs undoubtedly wants the ball more.
Diggs seemingly hinted that he wanted to be traded to the New England Patriots with some of his Instagram activity earlier in the week, and this is apparently not the first time he has been openly frustrated with the Vikings. However, they signed him to a massive extension prior to last season and still believe he’s an important part of their future.