Current Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs suffered a terrible leg injury in Week 18. Several Seattle players, and one very good friend, took to Twitter to say how devasted they were by Diggs’ injury.
Quandre Diggs was arguably the Seahawks best defensive player this season. He led the team in interceptions with 5 (the next closest was D.J. Reed with 2 and Reed’s all came in one game), was third in passes defended (7), third in tackles (94) and was one of just two Seahawks selected to the Pro Bowl. The other was Wagner.
But Diggs’ injury came at the worst possible moment for the player as it happened in the final game of the season. The positive is that while Diggs broke his leg it seems as if there was little-to-no ligament damage so he could be ready to practice in 6 months. This means almost in time for training camp.
Seattle Seahawks react to Quandre Diggs’ leg injury
But the question will remain just how healthy Diggs is to start 2022. His kind of injury can cause a player to miss significant parts of a season. Unfortunately for the player, the injury could cost him millions of dollars as teams might not be willing to risk paying for a player they might not even have for a chunk of 2022.
Seattle, however, needs to re-sign Quandre Diggs. Not only has he proven to be a great player since they traded for him in 2019 but the reactions of his teammates on Sunday showed how much of an important part of the locker room he is.
The Seahawks need to extend Diggs for three years with an incentive-laden deal based on his availability. But he will be worth it. Both on the field and to his team.
This final one shows not only what a good teammate and football player is but what a decent human Quandre Diggs is. Being a well-liked player is one thing. Being a good friend is another. The Seahawks don’t need to sign Diggs simply because he’s a good teammate – that helps, though – but because he is a baller on the field. Do the right thing, Seahawks, and bring back Diggs.