Vikings preserve Stefon Diggs in fold through 2023 season
February 8, 2019
Minnesota Vikings – Stefon Diggs has signed a five-12 months extension worth $81 million general that ties him to the team for the following six seasons.
The deal, introduced without rules by using the Vikings on Tuesday, keeps Diggs with the crew through the 2023 season and includes simply more than $40 million in guaranteed cash, a source advised Schefter.
“Lot of good things took place, just sort of like soccer,” he said. “Right things appear, terrible matters show up, sort of roll with the punches. That is how my lifestyles has been pretty tons. I try not to get too excessive or too low, simply form of pass ahead. whilst first-rate things happen, you take that moment, you savour it. Be thankful for everything that happens because proper matters don’t take place to absolutely everyone.”
The new agreement for Diggs, whose final season on his rookie deal is for $1.9 million, dwarfs the only signed with the aid of Vikings receiver Adam Thielen final in March. It also makes Diggs the sixth NFL receiver to get a deal really worth a median of $16 million per season, but the handiest one in every of that institution yet to put up a 1,000-backyard season.
Thielen, who led the Vikings with 91 receptions and 1,276 yards final season, signed a 4-yr, $22 million extension that protected $10 million guaranteed.
Diggs and Thielen mixed for two, a hundred twenty five receiving yards closing season, which ranked 0.33 in the NFL at the back of Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Steelers (2,450) and Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu of the Falcons (2,147).
Diggs, coming off a profession year in which he led all receivers in contested catch charge (sixty four.5 percent), has progressively climbed the ranks and earned his location a few of the league’s top wide receivers.
The Vikings have agreed to the maximum guaranteed cash of any NFL crew for the reason that start of the 2018 league year, doling out $212 million.