The 24-year-old broke out a bit with 64 catches for 849 yards and eight touchdowns last season, with the highlight of his season coming in the postseason. Diggs had the game-winning touchdown catch as time expired to give the Vikings a thrilling win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card round.
He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and has 200 receptions for 2,472 yards and 15 touchdowns in 40 career games. The final year of Diggs' rookie deal was going to pay him $1.9 million, but he now joins teammate Adam Thielen with a new contract. The tight end congratulated Diggs on social media Tuesday, and has also come up big with 91 catches for 1,276 yards last season. He earned a four-year, $22 million contract earlier this off-season. Diggs and Theilen combined for 2,125 receiving yards last season, ranking them third for duos in the NFL.
Diggs is now the sixth NFL receiver to receive a deal that averages $16 million per season, but he is the only one of those six to have a 1,000-yard season. The Vikings have now agreed to the most guaranteed money in the NFL for 2018 with this contract, combined with the contracts of Thielen and Cousins.