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Stefon Diggs Gets Five-Year Extension Worth Up To $81 Million
The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have agreed to a five-year extension that ties him to the team for the next six seasons, ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported on Tuesday.

The deal, which keeps Diggs with the Vikings through the 2023 season, will be signed Tuesday. According to Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth a total value of $81 million that includes just over $40 million in guaranteed money (including a $15 million signing bonus).

Diggs, 24, caught 64 passes for 849 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017. He has 200 receptions for 2,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in 40 career games.

Coming off a career year in which he led all receivers in contested catch rate (64.5 percent), Diggs has steadily climbed the ranks and earned his place among the league's top wide receivers. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Diggs has caught 71.8 percent of the passes thrown to him over the past two seasons, which ranks second in the NFL among receivers with at least 200 targets.

As Bleacher Report's Marcus Mosher put it, "Diggs wins with incredible quickness, crisp route running and strong hands. He is a lesser version of Odell Beckham who still hasn't reached his ceiling."

According to Bleacher Report's Doug Farrar, "It's [Diggs'] ability to separate at the top of a route, contort his body in unfathomable ways to get open at the right time and jump higher than just about any cornerback that makes him a player with truly explosive potential."

Worth noting, Diggs rebounded from a mid-season slump in 2017, scoring a touchdown in each game from Weeks 15 through 17, and then catching 14 of 22 targets for 207 yards and a touchdown in two playoff contests. While Diggs might not be a high-volume player, he makes the most of his opportunities and should continue to fare well with the addition of Kirk Cousins.