It has been a very weird week for the sports world, and it was only made weirder in the NFL today. After the NFL’s legal tampering period opened Monday afternoon, a barrage of roster moves took place, including a trade involving former Maryland standout Stefon Diggs.
The star wide receiver was traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Buffalo Bills in a package that includes four draft picks, including the No. 22 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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
Many remember the 2015 fifth-round pick as the man who gave the Vikings and the state of Minnesota its signature sports moment during the 2018 NFL Playoffs.
— NFL (@NFL) January 15, 2018
In his five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers in the league, racking up 4,623 receiving yards on 12.7 yards per catch and 30 receiving touchdowns.
The 2019 NFL season was his best to date, hauling in 63 receptions for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns on 17.9 yards per catch. His 75.9 yards per game, along with his total receiving yards and yards per catch were all career highs.
Don’t expect him to be breaking many tables as the newest member of Bills Mafia, but do expect him to be making some highlight-reel catches and being the talk of the town come next season.