According to multiple sources the Minnesota Vikings are closing in a five-year extension for wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The deal will keep Diggs in purple for the next six seasons. The news was first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL.com.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2018
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the contract is for five seasons. Diggs will be under contract through the 2023 season. Schefter later reported the deal will be signed Tuesday.
Vikings are signing WR Stefom Diggs to a five-year extension that ties him to Minnesota for the next six seasons, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2018
According to Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune, Diggs’ contract is expected to be roughly $14 million per season.
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
Diggs, 24, was a fifth-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. He caught 64 passes for 849 yards with 8 touchdowns last season. In his three-year career he has 200 receptions for 2,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in 40 games.
No catch was more memorable than his being on the receiving end of the “Minneapolis Miracle,” a 61-yard walk-off touchdown that propelled the Vikings into the NFC Championship Game last January.