Stefon Diggs is still bitter about the Vikings trading him

During the 2020 offseason, the Minnesota Vikings made the decision to trade wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for several draft picks, including a 2020 first-round selection that was ultimately used to choose Justin Jefferson.

Four years later, Diggs is still talking about the trade that sent him from Minnesota to Buffalo.

Now a member of the Houston Texans after the Bills traded him earlier this offseason, Diggs recently reflected on the 2020 deal that ended his tenure with the Vikings.

“When I left Minnesota, I was a good player, but I (wanted) more for myself. I felt like I was better than that, that I could be better than that. And to a point , I was like, “Shoot, I’ll bet on myself and they sent me to Buffalo, I don’t know if they sent me to Buffalo with the best intention, but it’s all good. ends well.”

Before we get into even more detail, it seems important to point out that in 2020, Minnesota traded Diggs to a Buffalo team that was coming off a playoff appearance in 2019 and needed a wide receiver n °1 for the next match. season.

It’s hard to imagine many, if any, situations that would be better than the one Diggs landed in when the Vikings traded him to the Bills. But apparently he still thinks Minnesota did him dirty or something.

This isn’t the first time Diggs has talked about the Vikings sending him to Buffalo as if they dropped him off in the middle of Antarctica.

During an appearance on Uninterrupted’s “The Shop” in March 2023, the current Texans wide receiver essentially claimed that Minnesota traded him to the Bills so that his career would collapse.

“If you look at the grand scheme of things, for example, Minnesota sent me to Buffalo for not having the career I had.

When people think of Buffalo, for example, remember (Antonio Brown) almost got traded to Buffalo? He told me: “This is fake news. » No, he really was traded. He just told me, “I’m not going.”

So, to me, it felt like they sent me there because (things) weren’t going well, in my opinion.”

But all Diggs did after arriving in Buffalo was earn four straight Pro Bowl selections and a first-team All-Pro selection. Would he have been able to do it if the Vikings had decided to trade him elsewhere?

This whole thing is just weird because he basically forced Minnesota to trade him because he wasn’t happy with his role as Adam Thielen’s team partner. Diggs wanted to be in the spotlight and the Vikings gave him the opportunity to do that when they sent him to the Bills.

But apparently Diggs sees everything differently.

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