One former Dallas Cowboys cornerback is loving what he’s seeing from a present one.
Retired NFL legend and Jackson State coach Deion Sanders tweeted a daring assertion this weekend about Cowboys star Trevon Diggs. Sanders stated that Diggs ought to be NFL MVP or ought to not less than be within the dialog.
“@TrevonDiggs Ought to be the @nfl MVP or not less than within the dialog!” he stated. “DPOY is already at his crib. Cease taking part in @nfl and simply make a MVQB please so u can proceed to bathe your Highest paid gamers. This man is doing what hadn’t been executed in a protracted TIME! #CoachPrime @GoJSUTigers”
Diggs is extremely unlikely to obtain MVP consideration. Adrian Peterson in 2012 was the final non-quarterback to win the award. In the meantime, solely two defensive gamers have ever received MVP — Alan Web page in 1971 and Lawrence Taylor in 1986.
However that ought to not take away from the particular season that Diggs is having. Diggs, 23, leads the league with 11 interceptions and 21 passes defended. The all-time single-season information are 14 interceptions by Evening Practice Lane in 1952 and 31 passes defended by Darrelle Revis in 2009. Diggs has two extra video games to attempt to match these information (though that features an extra-game benefit due to the NFL introducing a seventeenth sport this 12 months).
Detractors will level to the numerous yardage that Diggs has allowed this 12 months and should even argue, due to Micah Parsons, that Diggs will not be even the very best defender on his personal staff. Certainly, Parsons has higher odds to win Defensive Participant of the 12 months proper now, however Diggs can also be one of many high contenders together with TJ Watt and Aaron Donald.
Nonetheless, Sanders, who likes to spark debate on-line, believes that Diggs ought to win not simply DPOY however MVP as properly. It’s in all probability not too shocking to see Sanders hyping up a rising star taking part in the identical place that he did, and for his previous staff no much less.