In my opinion, Diggs has been the most consistent and best overall Seattle player in the secondary this year. But he wants a new contract and wants to make a lot more money than his current $3.625 million. He has outplayed his current deal but I am not sure Seattle wants to create the cap space it would take to get Diggs under contract for the next three years or so.
Diggs is just 28 years old, has 16 career interceptions and 10 of those have come in 28 games with Seattle. Think about that for a minute. 10 interceptions, to go along with 16 passes defended in 28 games with Seattle. Still, there are some who complain about Diggs in Seattle. No, he isn’t a young Earl Thomas (and yet, who is?) but he isn’t far off.
The Cowboys currently start Damontae Kazee at free safety and Dallas is clearly going to win the NFC East this year. In fact, they should win their division so easily that they can rest some players at the end of the year. But Diggs is much better than Kazee and a rested, if flawed, Cowboys team can make a deep playoff run.
A trade to Dallas of Diggs makes the Cowboys better for the next few years at the safety position. Seattle may have Diggs replacement on the roster for 2022 in Marquise Blair, if he can ever stay healthy. And again, if Seattle can get a player plus a second or third round pick for Diggs Seattle should take it.