After finishing the season with one of the most memorable plays in franchise history, it was officially time for the Vikings to reward Stefon Diggs.
The talented wideout out of Maryland has been one of the premier talents in the league for the past few seasons, elevating Minnesota's passing game each season. With the window to win a championship clearly in sight, the Vikings have made it very transparent that they want to keep their current roster intact.
Fortunately for Diggs, that means he's about to break the bank. According to Adam Schefter, the Vikings and Diggs reached an agreement on a five-year extension that will keep him in town for the next six years.
Diggs missed two games during last season, but the 24-year-old still managed to finish with 849 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
It's safe to say that Diggs will be ecstatic to see the figures of his next contract.
Stefon Diggs’ contract extension with the Vikings is expected to land in the range of around $14 million a season. That’d be right around the going rate for recent wide receiver deals.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) July 31, 2018
While Adam Thielen earned Pro Bowl honors this past year, Diggs was equally important for the Vikings. Somehow, the NFC North titans have the majority of their title-contending roster extended through at least 2020.
Let’s update this to include Stefon Diggs (and also note stud DT Linval Joseph). Minnesota is stacked. https://t.co/zTtkGtoJTx— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 31, 2018
Buckle up, folks, the Vikings are ready to redeem themselves from last season's disappointing finish.