Stefon Diggs turned a lot of heads with his performance against the Packers on Monday Night Football. He now leads NFL in receiving yards after two weeks, but a much more important story has recently come to light.
Diggs is trying to make short shorts cool again.
The Ringer’s Kevin Clark spotlighted the former Maryland wideout’s mission on Monday. You should go ahead and read that, but we’ll highlight some of the good parts here.
Diggs has worn short shorts for a while outside of football, and incorporated them into his practice gear to gain any advantage he could by wearing the least amount of clothing possible. The impetus for such fashion risks came from Mike Wallace, who wanted players to “get weird” with their clothing when he was a member of the team last year.
This is apparently a well-known thing around Vikings camp, as ESPN Radio referenced the shorts as “infamous” in August.
“I don’t even know what Stef is trying to show off,” cornerback Captain Munnerlyn told The Ringer. “He has skinny legs.”
In other news
We’re a bit light on football news in the bye week, but there’s still some good stuff here.
Maryland men’s soccer is No. 1 in the coaches poll, which is awesome.
Maryland receiver commit Carlos Carriere released a highlight tape, and it’s pretty exciting.
DeMatha guard D.J. Harvey committed to Notre Dame. Maryland didn’t seem to be in the mix for him.
2017 commit Brock Sassler’s rise as a long snapper gave him a chance to play for Maryland, by Josh Schmidt.