Stefon Diggs wasn't that impressive last season – and he knows it

Stefon Diggs put up some solid numbers in 2016 but nearly half of it came in three games.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Most of the NFL world raved about Stefon Diggs in 2016, but he wasn't that impressive – and he agrees.

  • Year 1 Diggs: 52 catches, 720 yards, 4 touchdowns
  • Year 2 Diggs: 84 catches, 903 yards, 3 touchdowns

Diggs racked up 903 yards on 84 catches despite a hip injury limiting him to 13 games. It looks pretty good on paper but when you break it all down, it's really not that impressive.

In fact, on Wednesday, Diggs referred to his season as "unimpressive."

Credit Diggs for taking a page out of Tom Brady's playbook.

After leading the Patriots to a stunning comeback in the Super Bowl, Brady told The MMQB that he doesn't consider playing well for less than half of that game one of his best Super Bowl performances. Remember, Brady and the Pats were terrible until midway through the third quarter.

The same can be said for Diggs over the course of his full season.

  • Diggs games 1-8: 61 catches, 710 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • Diggs games 9-13: 23 catches, 193 yards, 1 touchdown

Fact: 49.7% of his total yardage came in three games last season.

  • Week 1: 103 yards against the Titans
  • Week 2: 182 yards against the Packers
  • Week 9: 164 yards against the Redskins

He averaged 5.1 catches and 45.4 yards in the other 10 games. Blame his injury or blame the bad offensive line and lack of a running game, but that's just not consistent enough.

Again, credit Diggs. He knows he has to be better.

"This is just a small step in the right direction as far as where I want to be," Diggs said after the season ended in January. "I’m not close at all, so you’re going to see more of me.”

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

MN up to 45 counties with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission

Delta is leading to more cases – and more severe cases – involving children in other states.

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.08.48 AM

University of St. Thomas latest to require vaccines for students, staff

The college had previously offered incentives to get vaccinated, but is now mandating them.

Pixabay - crowd park outdoors CROP

New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer on unvaccinated players: 'Some of the things they've read are just, woof, out there'

The coach says he's doesn't understand why some players won't get vaccinated.

Ramsey County - Karina Her booking photo crop 2

Charges: St. Paul woman killed ex-husband, buried him in her back yard

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband and burying him in the yard.

Screen Shot 2021-08-02 at 8.02.46 AM

Riverview Cafe in south Minneapolis closes, plans to 'reassess' its future

The cafe and wine bar was open in the Longfellow neighborhood for 23 years.

Pixabay - camp food fire

Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Racket website screengrab aug 2

New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.

Flickr - Grand Canyon National Park - bison close-up

Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

Related

Stefon Diggs wasn't that impressive last season – and he knows it

Stefon Diggs put up some solid numbers in 2016 but nearly half of it came in three games.

Stefon Diggs: 'I want to be here'

Diggs is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

If Stefon Diggs is out, who steps up for Vikings?

What will the Vikings do without Stefon Diggs?

If Stefon Diggs is out, who steps up for Vikings?

What will the Vikings do without Stefon Diggs?

Officially questionable, but Stefon Diggs 'appears ready to go'

Stefon Diggs offcially listed as questionable for Vikings game at Philadelphia Sunday.

Officially questionable, but Stefon Diggs 'appears ready to go'

Stefon Diggs offcially listed as questionable for Vikings game at Philadelphia Sunday.