One of the New England Patriots' primary focuses this offseason will be to add weapons to an offense that lacked its usual explosiveness in the 2019 season.
There are plenty of options on the free agent market who could help the Patriots in that regard, but they also could look to improve their roster via trade. In fact, one particular star wide receiver appears to be placing himself on the trade block.
On Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings star Stefon Diggs removed all Vikings-related content from his Instagram page. That means no Vikings photos or videos, and no mention of the organization in his "bio" section.
Predictably, that sparked plenty of "Diggs-to-the-Pats" speculation on social media.
He is going to NE— Rng_3 (@RunNGun_3) February 19, 2020
@TomBrady this is your doing— Victor Rodriguez (@OffField_Mascot) February 19, 2020
Diggs to the pats? pic.twitter.com/r3iM2kLp8o— Jason(Thank you TB12) (@Jason_Patriots) February 18, 2020
And there's much more where that came from.
Making a move to add a top-tier wideout like Diggs not only would give the Patriots' receiving corps a much-needed boost, it also could entice soon-to-be free agent Tom Brady to stay in New England. The 42-year-old quarterback is set to officially hit free agency on March 18.
As for Diggs, he has four years remaining on his contract and the Vikings' asking price would be reasonably high. The 26-year-old caught 63 passes for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.
Is there a chance this is nothing and we're all reading way too much into social media? Of course. But it wouldn't be an NFL offseason if we didn't have this kind of drama to talk about.