Stefon Diggs has signed a new long-term contract with the Minnesota Vikings reported to be worth $81 million. The new contract will see the dynamic wide-receiver remain with the Vikings until the 2023 season, and comes with $72 million guaranteed, with a potential $9 million in incentives.
Since being picked up by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the franchise’s biggest assets. During the 2017 season, the 24-year-old cemented his place in the future of the Vikings’ offense with a series of wonderful performances, including his ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ catch to beat the Saints in the play offs.
Diggs’ growing reputation was always going to persuade the Vikings to reach deep into their pockets when it came time for the 24-year-old to sign a contract extension, and with Diggs approaching the final year of his rookie contract, thats exactly what the franchise have done.
Diggs is set to earn around $14.4m a year, making him one of the Top 10 highest paid wide-receivers in the NFL. By signing a five-year contract, Diggs has also committed his long-term future to the Vikings, and with recent addition of Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook, and Adam Thielen all tied down until the 2020 season, Vikings fans have plenty to look forward to over the coming seasons.
“I could stand up here a while talking about Stef, talking about all his attributes. At the end of the day, I think what I most like is that he loves football and loves to come and work because as a quarterback it can be miserable if you’re working with someone who really is just out here to get a paycheck and leave,” said Cousins. “He wants to work. He’s excited at practice. He wants to compete. He loves the game. He’s coachable.
“Great natural hands, good short area quickness and agility. Long speed. Ability to track the ball in the air really well. He’s a seasoned veteran. Understands the game. Has played in big moments. You start to realize why there was a deal offered to him the size that it was.”