The Seattle Seahawks are fully engaged in offseason mode, which will include talent acquisition to improve the team ahead of the 2020 season. In fact, the Seahawks could very well be far more aggressive in this department than they have in previous offseasons.
While the season may have ended in disappointment, quarterback Russell Wilson was in the midst of an MVP caliber season by starting the year with 22 touchdowns against only one interception. For the first half of the year, he seemed to be a lock for the league’s top honor. However, thanks to injuries to many skill position players, Wilson and the offense’s high level of play faltered toward the end of the season.
Thanks to injuries, Wilson fell from being the MVP front-runner and Seattle blew a shot at the No. 1 seed in the NFC. As such, the Seahawks signal caller has made it clear the team needs to add more superstars to the roster. While Seattle definitely needs an infusion of talent on defense, they could certainly use some help on the offense as well.
Could such help come in the form of Vikings star receiver Stefon Diggs? On a recent “ask me anything” question forum with Bleacher Report, Diggs was asked his opinion of Russell Wilson. He heaped nothing but praise.
Coming off a career high 1,130 receiving yards and back-to-back 1,000+ yard seasons, it’s no secret Diggs is one of the league’s better wide outs. In his five year career, Diggs has never had less than 730 yards, which came in his rookie season. Since then he has gone on to abuse NFL secondaries to the tune of 30 touchdowns.
In early October, there were rumblings Diggs was unhappy and frustrated in Minnesota. Diggs could still be open to a change of scenery. Given the flow of receiving talent from Minnesota to Seattle – such as Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin – the Seahawks could be a landing spot.
The catch here is Diggs recently signed a five-year extension worth $72 million, which will pay him a base salary of $11.4 million in 2020. To acquire Diggs would take some serious cap negotiating and considerable draft capital surrendered to the Vikings.
However, the thought of adding a player like Diggs to a receiving corps headlined by Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf certainly is tantalizing to say the least.