Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs tweeted that “[i]t’s time for a new beginning,” today, the first day of the free-agency.
His comment comes on the same day the Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension, through 2022.
Diggs was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in 2014. He signed a five-year, $72 million deal in 2018.
A trade would create a $9 million cap charge but create a net cap gain of $1.9 million.
At the Scouting Combine, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman told NBC Sports, “We have no intent to trade Stefon Diggs. (He) is a Minnesota Viking.”
However, Diggs is the one who tweeted tipping his hand on a potential strategy to get out of Minnesota.