The initial numbers have emerged regarding the new deal for Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs. And while a full analysis can’t be performed until all details can be digested Sammy Baugh Jersey , the available evidence permits a few observations to be made.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Diggs deal has a five-year, $72 million base value. That’s a new-money average of $14.4 million, putting him at No. 9 on the list of highest-paid receivers.
Based on the $1.9 million Diggs was due to earn in 2018, it’s a six-year, $73.9 million contract, with a $12.31 million average at signing.
Rapoport reports that Diggs will receive $40 million guaranteed http://www.chicagobearsteamonline.com/quintin-demps-jersey , a tidbit that requires more information about how much is fully guaranteed at signing and when injury guarantees convert to full guarantees. Also, the deal reportedly has a maximum value of $81 million; without knowing more/anything about the triggers, it’s impossible to know whether he’ll make the extra money.
Some will say that Diggs, whose crowning moment came when he made a catch and run for the ages as time expired against the Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs, is being overpaid, pointing to the fact that he’s never had a 1 John Miller Jersey ,000-yard season, averages five touchdowns per season, and has never played in 16 games. But Diggs has been a very solid performer, significantly overachieving his fifth-round draft status and providing the team’s ever-changing quarterbacks with a reliable option in the passing game.
Besides, as more and more contracts are negotiated over the next six years, and as the salary cap keeps climbing Mike Ditka Jersey , Diggs quickly will slide out of the top 10 and, eventually, out of the too 20.
So why do the deal now? Diggs swapped $1.9 million for life-changing money. Sure, he could have made more as a free agent or via the franchise tag. He also could have made a lot less, if injury or ineffectiveness had caused his value to crater in his contract year.
The Chargers kept three quarterbacks when they made the cut to 53 players on Saturday, but they dropped down to two on Sunday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chargers have waived quarterback Cardale Jones. That leaves Geno Smith as the only quarterback behind Philip Rivers.
Jones was a Bills fourth-round choice in 2016 and the Chargers traded for him last summer. He appeared in one game with the Bills and completed 6-of-11 passes for 96 yards and an interception. He was 13-of-25 for 111 yards and a touchdown in preseason action.
The Chargers needed a roster spot for tight end Antonio Gates Chidobe Awuzie Jersey , who returned to the team on Sunday morning, and they’ll need two more for a pair of waiver claims. They added former Falcons linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbe and former Colts defensive tackle T.Y. McGill.