Reports: Vikings' Diggs agrees to 5-year extension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs celebrates after catching the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium on Jan. 14.Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has agreed to a contract extension

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs paid significant dividends after being on the receiving end of the "Minneapolis Miracle" six months ago.

Diggs cashed in again on Tuesday by signing a contract extension, the team announced.

While the Vikings did not divulge the terms of the deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that it is for a maximum of $81 million with more than $40 million guaranteed.

Diggs received a $15 million signing bonus plus this year's base salary ($1.907 million) is guaranteed, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The contract will keep Diggs with the Vikings through the 2023 season.

General manager Rick Spielman and Diggs are expected to address the media after practice Tuesday afternoon.

Diggs was on the receiving end of the "Minneapolis Miracle," a 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired in the Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. The victory sent Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game, where it lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Case Keenum lofted a pass high to Diggs, who went up for the ball with New Orleans safety Marcus Williams looking like he might have been trying to avoid a pass-interference penalty. Diggs made the catch, turned, stayed in bounds and raced the rest of the way down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown.

Diggs had 64 receptions for 849 yards and a team high-tying eight touchdowns last season. He has 200 catches for 2,472 yards and 15 scores in 40 career games.

"Stefon is a hard worker, man, he's a guy that at first wasn't labeled as one of the top receivers," Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Tuesday. "But now he's showing his work. He's showing he can catch the ball. He's can run with the best, catch with the best, jump with the best, whatever. And he deserves to get paid with the best. I'm happy for him.

"We fight every day in practice. Go at it every day in practice, me, him, and (Adam) Thielen and the rest of the receivers. But him and Thielen being the leaders of that receiver corps, I fight with them guys the best so we can set an example for the younger guys."

Diggs was named the Vikings' Rookie of the Year by the team and selected All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2015.

The 24-year-old Diggs is the latest of a slew of Vikings who finalized new deals. The team also signed defensive ends Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter, defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Eric Kendricks and Rhodes since last July.

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