Questions Answered: The Diggs Ordeal, Wyatt Davis Outlook, Crickets on Barr

Questions Answered: The Diggs Ordeal, Wyatt Davis Outlook, Crickets on Barr

Questions Answered: The Diggs Ordeal, Wyatt Davis Outlook, Crickets on Barr

Wyatt Davis

The following questions are about current Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by Vikings Territory. Today is the March 29th edition, addressed in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, please email them to d.baker@vikingsterritory.com.

Also, please note: These are opinion-based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.


Q: With all of Diggs’ tweets, will he get a contract extension or be traded?

Jan 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) prior to an AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

AT: You are correct that the “Diggs tweets” have started again. No surprise there. He’s now the 21st highest-paid wide receiver in all of the land — and he’s a Top 5 pass-catcher. That conundrum causes raucous.

We predict this ends in a large contract extension. Diggs will be 29 this season, meaning he has a few upper-echelon seasons remaining.

The Bills could trade him for a 1st Rounder or so. But then, what would have been the point of trading for him two years ago?

Diggs will get paid.

Q: Does the Jesse Davis signing indicate Wyatt Davis is the odd man out?

Ohio State Buckeyes offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) and offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) block Florida Atlantic Owls defensive tackle Marcel Southall (92) during the NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. [Adam Cairns/Dispatch]

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AT: Temporarily, yes.

Wyatt Davis will have to go earn the job — plain and simple. The former coaching staff didn’t care for him much. Otherwise, he would’ve experienced some playing time.

The Ohio State alumnus could be an unearthed gem awaiting polish from Kevin O’Connell. Gold — Zimmer’s lieutenants could be correct that the man stinks. We shall see.

We predict Jesse Davis is the “man to beat” at right guard. For better or worse.

Q: Absolutely nothing has happened with any team and Anthony Barr. Does that mean he’s coming back?

At Least 2 Injured Vikings Pro Bowlers Trending to Play on Thursday
Anthony Barr

AT: The silence is defeating, indeed.

We’ve consistently maintained Barr will not return to the Vikings. But it is so very odd that he hasn’t signed elsewhere or been a part of any credible Vikings extension chatter.

The quiescence does not mean he’s returning. He likely won’t be on the 2022 Vikings. Money is slender in Minnesota’s piggybank.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. Hey host a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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