Tom Brady isn’t the one participant sending out bizarre social media smoke alerts.
On Tuesday, star wideout Stefon Diggs eliminated all Vikings content material from his Instagram web page simply three days after writing, “Things getting fascinating …” on Twitter. With lower than a month earlier than NFL free agency begins, the purge instantly sparked rumors that the disgruntled participant could possibly be transferring on from Minnesota.
Social media overhauls aren’t unusual amongst gamers getting ready to sever ties with groups. Players like Demarco Murray and Jalen Ramsey scrubbed their profiles similarly earlier than leaving the Cowboys and Jaguars, respectively.
The transfer is only one of many opaque message despatched by the 27-year-old receiver this offseason.
The former Maryland Terrapin signed a five-year, $72 million contract again in 2018 which included a $15 million signing bonus and $40 million assured in keeping with Spotrac. He carries a cap hit of $14.5 million in 2020, however a lifeless cap hit of $9 million, down from $21 million in 2019.
A commerce stays a chance as groups start to make roster selections ahead of free agency, which begins March 18 at four p.m. EST. Some speculated that the receiver can be a welcome addition to many groups, together with the Patriots, who desperately want so as to add weapons if they’ve any hope of holding 42-year-old Tom Brady in New England.
Still, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero called the odds of Minnesota moving Diggs “fairly lengthy” in gentle of his favorable contract. Interested groups would wish at the least $11.5 million in cap area to cowl his base wage, in addition to a tolerance from some “diva” habits. The Vikings levied greater than $200,000 in fines towards Diggs in October for lacking practices and conferences amid his palpable disenchantment with the group.
“I can’t sit up right here and act like the whole lot is OK,” he stated.
In spite of Diggs’ frustration along with his position within the offense, he crested the 1,000-yard mark for the second season in a row and tallied 63 catches and 6 touchdowns. The Vikings have been eradicated within the divisional spherical towards the 49ers.