Stefon Diggs surprisingly outspoken about his behavior with the Vikings
Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs recently said he agreed he wasn’t the best teammate before he ended up with the Buffalo Bills.
Before finally being traded to the Buffalo Bills in the 2020 offseason, Stefon Diggs made it clear that he no longer wanted to play for the Minnesota Vikings after the 2019 campaign.
Diggs became increasingly frustrated with the Vikings for multiple reasons before and during the 2019 season. This ultimately led to his infamous press conference following his return to the squad after skipping a mandatory practice in which he proclaimed “There is truth in all rumors,” when asked about rumors that he wants Minnesota to trade with another team.
Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs says it was fair to call him a bad teammate when he was with the Minnesota Vikings
Speaking recently with local Buffalo media, Diggs thought about its release of the Vikings, how he saw his opportunity with the Bills, and what becoming a Buffalo captain says about who he is as a teammate today.
“[Up until] me wanting to leave and wanting to go elsewhere, I was a great teammate. It wasn’t until I wanted to do something else than when I became a bad teammate. Everything is fine until it is not well.
Future [to Buffalo], I made a fresh start. It was right for people to make their guesses or their assessment from the outside. It’s just. I just look at it like when I get there, I’ll show them who I am, and we’ll take it from there.
Regarding my new chapter with my new team, things are going pretty well [and I’m] try to keep it like that.
The way he left Minnesota was obviously not the best. But it is clear that Diggs has taken some important steps in his maturity since joining the Bills.
He’s a smart guy, so he knew how some people might have viewed him as a bad teammate depending on how things turned out with the Vikings. But he enjoyed a fresh start in Buffalo and he certainly made the most of it.
Would it have been great if Diggs and Minnesota had been able to settle their differences and he didn’t get traded to the Bills? Yes of course. But that’s just the way things are sometimes, and if Diggs was still with the Vikings, there wouldn’t be Justin jefferson in Minnesota.
Neither the Vikings nor the Bills have much to complain about what has happened since Diggs was traded to AFC East.