One week before the Lions kick off their season, they have locked up DB Quandre Diggs, giving him a 3-year extension worth $20.4 million.
Sources: The #Lions have agreed to terms with Quandre Diggs on a 3-year extension worth $20.4M. After only 5 games playing safety last year, Detroit really liked what they saw. Big payday for the playmaking former 6th rounder who some thought was too small to thrive in the NFL 💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2018
Diggs was drafted in the sixth-round, 200th overall of the 2015 NFL draft. He played in 44 games with 19 of them being starts. Diggs tallied up 131 tackles, three interceptions, 16 pass defenses, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack.
“Quandre has developed into one of our core defensive players, and we are excited to come to this agreement that will have him as a Detroit Lion for the next four seasons.” GM Bob Quinn said. “I also want to thank Quandre and his representatives for their work in making this extension a reality.”
Diggs talent is a bonus to this team. When Tavon Wilson went down last year, Diggs stepped up to the plate and dominated his new position at safety playing five games, recording three interceptions to finish out the season.