Buffalo Charges large receiver Stefon Diggs spoke to area media for the very first time given that he was traded from the Minnesota Vikings in March, expressing exhilaration about his new chance in western New York.
He also bristled at the notion that he forced his way out of Minnesota.
When asked what made him consider his current predicament would be much better than his preceding just one, specified that he vocally expressed his displeasure with the Vikings, Diggs explained he in no way expressed his issues publicly.
“As much as my past with Minnesota, I never ever truly explained just about anything,” he said Wednesday. “But, to this new condition, I’m psyched. There is no correct or erroneous or issues to be mounted from my aged condition. I have a large amount of respect for the Minnesota Vikings. At that time, a trade took place — you’ve kind of obtained to search at it for what it is. But I under no circumstances really was vocal about what I did or didn’t like (in Minnesota).”
The Vikings fined Diggs additional than $200,000 past period for unexcused absences from practices and conferences, sources explained to ESPN in Oct, when he skipped many meetings and techniques in the days top up to the team’s activity in opposition to the New York Giants. Rumors swirled about a opportunity trade involving Diggs — rumors that he admits there was some “real truth” to.
Ultimately, Diggs remained a Viking as a result of the entirety of the 2019 year, ending with a career-high 1,130 yards and six touchdowns on 63 catches.
Having said that, soon after the Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to an extension in March, Diggs tweeted “it is really time for a new beginning,” which struck groups all around the league as a indication the receiver needed out of Minnesota. He was traded to the Charges later that evening.
He referenced the tweet throughout his information conference Wednesday, but downplayed it being a vocal complaint.
“I never truly was much too vocal about it,” he reiterated. “‘It’s time for a new beginning’ was enough claimed. I am tremendous energized for my new problem. This is also a wonderful corporation created on a large amount of hardworking guys. A good deal of fellas that seriously grinded to get to exactly where they’re at.
“I rely on the individuals that are in spot, I’m just happy to be a section of it. I am not making an attempt to reinvent the wheel or just about anything, I just want to be as valuable as I can, be a puzzle piece and attempt to mesh as very well as I can to aid this staff get.”