Quandre Diggs posts greatest tweet ever for a player that was just released

Seattle released three players on Tuesday.

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Quandre Diggs will be missed. The safety was released on Tuesday, according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. With the Seattle Seahawks, Diggs made three Pro Bowls in four full years and had at least 3 interceptions in each season except in 2023.

This past year he only had one pick and allowed his highest quarterback rating allowed since, well...ever. Diggs was always a good leader on the defense and he was voted as a captain of the team.

Diggs, though, always seemed to handle himself as if he knew playing in the NFL was exactly what it truly is: A business. Unlike fellow safety Jamal Adams, who Seattle also released on Tuesday as well as tight end Will Dissly, who acted as if he was somewhat bigger than the game including leaving his team in Week 15 of 2023 after being told he was not going to play against the Philadelphia Eagles, Diggs remained poised and calm and answered questions from the press with succinct answers.

Quandre Diggs handles his release by the Seattle Seahawks with class

But Diggs was simply too expensive to keep on the roster. He might get picked up by another NFL - likely he should as one bad year does not mean he is done for his career - but there was no way Seattle needed to keep him as his cap hit was more than $20 million and releasing him saved the Seahawks $11 million. If Seattle had lots of cap room, maybe they keep Diggs but the team did not have that cap room.

But Diggs handled his release with humor. Instead of getting on social media and saying many negative things about Seattle, he made light of the situation. He continued to react to the business side of football for what it was.

The clip Diggs chose was perfect. His words were both poignant and humorous.

Now the Seahawks just have to hope that whoever replaces Diggs has the same kind of success he had between 2020 and 2022. Seattle needs a ball-hawk in the middle deep of the field, just as Diggs was. Who knows? Maybe even Diggs could return at a lower salary, but the Seahawks needed to get younger at the position.

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