Stefon Diggs Gets Emotional and Opens Up About His Relationship With Kirk Cousins in Minnesota

Former Vikings WR Stefon Diggs
Former Vikings WR Stefon Diggs / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

After a season's worth of cryptic tweets, sideline rants, and fines, Stefon Diggs has finally confirmed what he's preached for months: his relationship with former quarterback Kirk Cousins in Minnesota was nothing like the media made it out to be.

In a moving piece for The Players' Tribune, Diggs opened up about his connection with Cousins, and the details suggest that the two players were actually pretty close. In fact, the 31-year-old QB was one of the first Vikings to text him following his trade to Buffalo.

Diggs' appreciation for his former Minnesota teammate didn't end there. The new Bills wide receiver even went as far as to praise Cousins' character as a human being.

“What do I even say about Kirk?," Diggs wrote. "This is a man who has invited me into his home. Introduced me to his family. Put in the extra hours with us. He’s a guy who, through all the ups and downs over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a tremendous amount of appreciation and respect for. I’m definitely going to miss playing with and learning from him."

Diggs made it clear that he was displeased with his role in Minnesota's offense last season, and most just assumed that was the product of Cousins' inconsistent play.

This proves that was never the case, and it really makes you wonder: what was it that drove a wedge between the Vikings and their former star wideout? For now, Diggs is content to sidestep the controversy, and it's hard to blame him for that.