Stefon Diggs insisted throughout the summer that his contact situation would "treat himself".
The Minnesota Vikings and the young receiver agreed to sign a new contract, and Tom Pollissero and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported on Tuesday morning, according to the sources who were informed of the decision.
Garafolo notes that the deal will not be at the forefront of WR money, but will be relatively close – Antonio Brown's $ 17 million a-year average tops all receivers, while Mike Evans leads $ 38.258 million in guaranteed money ,
Some push in pay will be solid for the recipient of the fifth round, which was planned to make only $ 1.907 million in the last season of his rookie business.
The most famous game by Diggs came in the & # 39; Minneapolis Miracle & # 39; Playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. However, the wideout is more than just a one-play wonder.
Diggs is still 24 years old and can win at all levels and has become a downfield maven. In three seasons since his writing from Maryland, the 6-foot wideout has put together 200 receptions for 2,472 yards and 15 TDs. He has the ability to win at the line of attack and secure the catch in close proximity. Diggs took first place in last season's Next-Gen Stats & Tight Window rating and Pro Football Focus & # 39; controversial capture efficiency .
The one question mark at Diggs was health. In three seasons, he still plays full 16-game slate, and a light build at 191 pounds could lead to nerve-racking injuries. Its explosive ability, however, outweighs these concerns.
Diggs recently said he did not want to leave Minnesota. His new pact will ensure that he will not do so in the foreseeable future.
"I want to be here, I love being here," said Diggs. "I love being part of this organization, you took a chance early on."
With Adam Thielen signing a team-friendly four-year deal last season, the Vikings have locked up one of the NFL's best and most underrated receiver duos for the foreseeable future.
With Diggs' contract follows defensive for Danielle Hunter and linebacker Eric Kendricks in this offseason, the next pact being tricked by linebacker Antony Barr. General Manager Rick Spielman has said that he hopes to soon find a common ground with Barr. In the worst case, when signing Diggs for a new deal, the Vikings have an easy decision as to who should make the franchise day should it be in the next offseason.
Diggs Deal now gives the Vikings a core of talented players, all under contract for the next few years. Diggs, Thielen, Hunter, Kendricks, Kirk Cousins, Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Riley Reiff, Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith and Dalvin Cook are all signed at least until 2020.
The Vikings are stacked for the long haul, friends. Get used to many Purple parties in the next few years.