Skip to main content
Publish date:

Report: Odds of Stefon Diggs trade 'are pretty long'

Who's right: Tom Pelissero or Colin Cowherd?
Author:

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero has summed up the latest Stefon Diggs social media drama as "Diggs being Diggs." 

Pelissero said he spoke to multiple sources who are familiar with the situation and they all said it's "Diggs being Diggs," adding that Diggs' social media presence has always been a "little bit unusual at times." 

The trade speculation has ramped up after all Vikings-related content was removed from Diggs' Instagram account. Considering Diggs was answering questions about trade rumors last season by saying "there's truth to all rumors," anything he does in cryptic fashion on social media leads to immediate speculation about his happiness in Minnesota. 

But as it stands now, according to Pelissero, the odds the Vikings trade Diggs are low. 

"Everyone I've asked about this has said he was really good in the building once he got back and look at the numbers. This was a highly productive player for the Vikings when they needed him to be, especially when Adam Thielen was out with a hamstring injury," said Pelissero.  

"The Vikings are certainly not releasing Stefon Diggs. I would expect that they would get some calls about potential trades as teams tend to this time of year. But even there, the odds of something happening are pretty long."

All that said, talking head Colin Cowherd said Tuesday that Diggs is not happy in Minnesota and that the Vikings are open to shopping him for the "right pick" in the upcoming NFL Draft. 

"Minnesota's looking to move off him for the right pick. They are," Cowherd said.

Diggs is under contract for the next four seasons, having signed a five-year, $78 million deal last offseason. We'll see what happens between now and when NFL free agency begins March 18, and then continue watching if need be until the NFL Draft April 23-25. 

Next Up

polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Here is Polaris' new electric Ranger off-road vehicle

The Minnesota-based company unveiled the electric UTV on Wednesday.

MNWOSO_Aurora

MN women's soccer team narrows name, logo options to final 3

The winning nickname and logo will be announced in January.

Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.

ambulance

Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

Biden Minnesota visit stream screengrab - 11.30.31

What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

Waits family screengrab CNN

Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

Pixabay - school - classroom

St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress

The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.

Fardoussa Abdillahi

Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster

The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.

Related

Stefon Diggs

Report: Stefon Diggs will play for Vikings against Giants

Diggs' status has been up in the air after a tumultuous week.

Rick Spielman

Spielman: 'No reason' to think Stefon Diggs will be traded

Spielman also talked about Dalvin Cook's future with the Vikings.

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs, being serious, says 'something's going to happen'

As usual, no one knows what exactly he's talking about.

Stefon Diggs wink

Wide Left: The Vikings totally want to trade Stefon Diggs

Is Rick Spielman pulling another Percy Harvin saga on us?

Stefon Diggs wink

Diggs' wink, and a trade idea that 'makes sense' from Peter King

Stefon Diggs couldn't help but throw in a wink when talking about Minnesota.