3 NFL Teams That Need to Trade for Stefon Diggs
After expressing his frustration with the Vikings organization and missing practice for non-injury reasons, many are speculating that wide receiver Stefon Diggs may be on his way out of Minnesota. The Vikings have been adamant that the receiver is not available in a trade. However, we've seen unavailable players end up being shipped out of town before.
In other words, Diggs can likely be had via trade and these three teams should trade for the embattled wide receiver.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
While D.J. Chark has emerged as the top receiving option for the Jaguars, Diggs would be a nice upgrade for the Jacksonville offense. Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo also has a relationship with the wideout from his time as the Vikings OC. One would assume DeFilippo would like to be reunited with Diggs, and there could be a scenario where the Jags make a swap of their own unhappy star, in cornerback Jalen Ramsey. That could be a best case scenario for both teams.
2. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts still have the most cap space available (more than $43 million) and look like potential playoff team, despite the surprising retirement of Andrew Luck. T.Y. Hilton is banged up and the team's biggest offseason add, Devin Funchess, is on IR. The addition of Diggs would upgrade Indianapolis in the short term, but can also be seen as a long-term play since Funchess is on an expiring contract and Diggs is under contract through 2023. Locking down a receiving duo like Hilton and Diggs would give the Colts one of the more dangerous passing attacks in the league, something that could help them compete in the AFC.
3. Seattle Seahawks
Adding Diggs to the Seattle offense would be an instant upgrade for Russell Wilson's receiving corps. The Seahawks have some good, but not great, offensive weapons in WR Tyler Lockett and TE Will Dissly. D.K. Metcalf is limited in what he can do, with all but one route being run up the left sideline this season. Even though Diggs looks like the type of player Seattle would want to add for a potential Super Bowl run, this trade could be difficult to pull off since it's unlikely that Minnesota would trade a star receiver to an NFC contender. But we've seen Seahawks GM John Schneider pull off big-time moves like this in the past.
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