It remains to be seen how much time Sam Bradford (knee) will miss this season, but if you’re a betting man (or woman), bet on the Vikings quarterback being back under center sooner rather than later.
“I think hell be fine,” Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “(I’m not) in the training room too often, but when I see him and I talk to him on numerous occasions, he’ll said he’ll be fine. So I’m excited for him.”
Bradford led the Vikings to a 29-19 win over New Orleans in Week 1, but Case Keenum didn’t have enough to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Minnesota lost 26-9.
Diggs, who has nine receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns through two games, is happy to catch balls from anyone.
“No matter what quarterback’s back there, we got a job to do,” Diggs said. “We got to catch the ball, we got to run routes, and we try not to stress too much who’s going to be back there. Just having full confidence in him, your quarterback will gain confidence the more you catch the ball from him. So that’s just how we do that.”
Diggs, 23, hasn’t given much thought to what will happen once Teddy Bridgewater (knee) returns to action.
“I see these guys every day,” Diggs said. “My relationship with these guys is not only going to work with them and spending time with them, but they’re my close friends. At the end of the day, it’s business. I don’t control any of that type of stuff. From my position, I trust anybody they put back there. However it works out, it’s going to work the best way it can. I don’t know the plans. I’m not in the head office cooking up stuff, so we don’t know what’s going to happen. I just play it by year and go to work and get ready to work.”
Switching gears a bit, Diggs isn’t surprised that former teammate Adrian Peterson hasn’t had a huge impact in New Orleans. Peterson has carried 14 times for 44 yards (3.1 yards per carry) in two games – both losses.
“To be honest, no, because if anybody knows the Saints, they throw for 4,000 yards a year,” Diggs said. “I never took them as a heavy-run team. Minnesota, we ran the ball. That’s what we did. Adrian was an (integral) part of that. He’s a great running back. But I don’t know the game-plan for them. I don’t know it works, but I know the Saints like to throw the ball around. So I never knew how Adrian would fit in that offense, but I just never thought it was going to be they were going to change their whole scheme. I know Drew Brees likes to throw the football, and I don’t think they’re going to change much, no matter who’s around. I didn’t expect him to get the ball that much, but I’m not the OC over there. I don’t know.”
Minnesota plays each of its next two games at home, beginning this Sunday against Tampa Bay (1-0). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.