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Los Angeles Chargers: Potential trades that could help fix issue at wide receiver

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos has a second quarter catch as cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers defends during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos has a second quarter catch as cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers defends during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 22: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on before the game against the Oakland Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 22: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on before the game against the Oakland Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Stefon Diggs

This one would be tricky, but certainly worth exploring.

The Minnesota Vikings are going to say that they have no interest in trading star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, but if they get the right offer, that will change.

Things are not quite right in Minnesota right now as Kirk Cousins and his wide receiving corps seem to be at odds as he is simply not getting the ball to them. Now, Diggs apparently missed practice on Wednesday and that was not due to injury.

Of course the Vikings aren’t going to want to trade away the player who was on the receiving end of the “Minneapolis Miracle”, but disgruntled players can cause teams to tear apart and if there is a party interested with enough to bring to the table, the Vikings should seriously consider moving him.

So what would be enough?

The Vikings aren’t necessarily deep at the wide receiver position behind Diggs and Adam Thielen so the Chargers could consider packaging Benjamin with a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft to see if that could convince Minnesota to ship Diggs over.

That’s just a thought. That may not be nearly enough for where the Vikings value their former fifth-round pick. The 25-year old has 315 career catches and 25 touchdowns.

If there was any way the Chargers could make this happen, it would open up the offense in a big way. Pairing Diggs with Allen and Williams would give the Chargers arguably the best trio of receivers in the entire league. It would be tough, if not impossible, for teams to double team Allen and Rivers would be smiling every time he dropped back to throw.

Diggs signed a five-year, $72 million extension with the team last summer. That kind of money could take him off the Chargers’ radar all together.

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