Minnesota Vikings: 3 Players who could be traded in 2019

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2. Stefon Diggs

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a nice pairing alongside fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen in Minnesota, making them one of the more powerful and potent receiving duos in the entire NFL. There’s no doubt that Diggs is a talented wide receiver and one that the Vikings would like to try and hang onto, but the biggest question surrounding Diggs is whether or not he wants to be in Minnesota and if he is happy with the Vikings in 2019.

In the first handful of weeks in the season this year, Diggs appeared to be frustrated with Minnesota and his role alongside Kirk Cousins and company within the Vikings offense. Following a Week 4 loss against the Chicago Bears, Diggs expressed his frustration with his role in the offense and Minnesota’s passing game in general, sparking some early-season trade rumors surrounding the young wideout.

Over the past few weeks, however, Diggs has found himself more included in the flow of the offense and that might have put the frustrations the wide receiver expressed earlier on in the year on the back burner for the time being.

Diggs, who was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Maryland, has totaled 562 yards receiving on 30 catches so far this season for the Vikings, along with hauling in four touchdowns on the year.

Entering Week 8, Diggs has recorded back-to-back games of more than 140 yards receiving, emerging once again as the top wide receiving target in Minnesota’s offense.

Diggs is the top paid wide receiver on the Vikings squad and currently carries the second-richest contract total among players in Minnesota, tied with Danielle Hunter while trailing Kirk Cousins as the highest-paid players on the roster.

Diggs, who is currently on a five-year contract worth $72 million, is tied up with Minnesota through the 2024 campaign at the current moment.

Would the Vikings consider trading Diggs at the deadline if a team approached Minnesota with a solid offer it couldn’t resist? You would think, with the mix of public frustration that Diggs has displayed in the past already in 2019, that the Vikings would at least consider it.