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Diggs!!!

Post by dead_poet » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:22 am

Reportedly signing a five-year contract today averaging $14M/year.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status ... 31392?s=19

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Post by Thaumaturgist » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am

Woo, hoo! Nice to see that signing.
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Post by Tavern_Wino » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 am

Glad they were able to keep him on board the ship. He is a huge part of the offense. I just want him to stay healthy and be a 1000 yard receiver to warrant today's extension.

Curious to the extension numbers for Diggs does to an extension for Barr. Do they wait until next off season to extend, or will he get a deal done before the season commences?

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:43 am

Great! Now lock up Barr and I will be really happy!
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Post by Cliff » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:44 pm

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... -extension
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the contract is a five-year deal worth $72 million, with an $81 million max salary, and $40 million in guarantees. Diggs received a $15 million signing bonus plus this year's base is guaranteed ($16.9 million), Rapoport added. The $14.4 million base salary puts Diggs in the top 10 among receivers. If he reaches the max over five years, he'd earn $16.2 million per, which is on par with what Sammy Watkins and Brandin Cooks signed for this offseason.

The bump in pay is solid for the fifth-round receiver who was scheduled to make merely $1.907 million in the final season of his rookie deal. For a player without a 100-catch or 1,000-yard season, Diggs is now making a pretty penny. The Vikings are paying Diggs for his abundant potential. Getting a deal done now pays an ascending player while locking in the young wideout. With the salary cap increasing and prices escalating, if Diggs stays healthy, this could look like a team-friendly deal in a few seasons.
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Stefon Diggs: ‘I Feel Like I’m Where I Should Be’

Post by Cliff » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:46 pm

Stefon Diggs: ‘I Feel Like I’m Where I Should Be’

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 pm

Yes!!!

This will be Diggs break out season.


Ha! I guess it's not so bold after all.

https://www.nbcsports.com/video/minneso ... out-season

https://www.chatsports.com/minnesota-vi ... 2018-38570
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Post by S197 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:48 pm

Sideline... Caught! Touchdown! Extension!
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Post by YikesVikes » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:37 pm

Before extending Barr, I would like to see what Richardson brings to the team. If both a vying for the same 11 million a year contract. I would take a dominant 3 tech over a LB.
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:15 pm

Great news! This guy is a winner and I think his best seasons are yet to come with Kirk.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:53 pm

YikesVikes wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Before extending Barr, I would like to see what Richardson brings to the team. If both a vying for the same 11 million a year contract. I would take a dominant 3 tech over a LB.
Exactly how I feel. Richardson is a dominant DT. Always has been. If that continues, which I think it will, I take Richardson any day over Barr
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:58 pm

I love this.

Diggs is such a great receiver and a good person. The best is yet to come with this guy.

Think about this. In Diggs' three seasons, he's only had one quarterback, Sam Bradford, who could really take advantage of his ability to get deep. But the Vikings couldn't protect Bradford long enough for him to actually throw deep. Kirk Cousins is one of the best deep-ball passers in the NFL. John DeFilippo is a guy who loves to take shots.

Stefon Diggs could have a huge season.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 pm

Good for him. Well deserved. I honestly didn't think they would get this done this season, so this is good. Spielman taking care of the core. Only Barr is left.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:13 am

Presser:

https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1YqJDQDnOpYxV

Love his answers. When asked how important it was to get the contract done before the season so he could focus on playing football. Diggs: "I was going to focus on football regardless, whether if it was done or not."
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