He would eventually get his wish when the team traded him to the Buffalo Bills. But it still begged the question as to why he wanted out of Minnesota.
During a feature on this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football, Diggs let on that he was also unhappy with the offensive direction of the team.
“(The Vikings) were kind of gearing towards a run-heavy (offense) at that time,” Diggs said, per a transcription by The Viking Age. “I didn’t know it going in. I didn’t know it was going to be that way. They only would allow me to do so much. In my eyes, it wasn’t going to be in the best interest of my career.”
He also said that the Vikings misled him about said offense.
“People were kind of, I’m not going to say peeing on me and telling me that it’s raining, that’s a little bit harsh. But once you don’t have trust with the person. It’s hard to do business.”
In his first season with the Buffalo Bills — Diggs has 100 catches for 1,167 yards and five touchdowns, putting him on pace for the best season of his career.
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