Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs believes the Detroit Lions' surprising decision to trade him last month had little to do with on-field reasons.
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Diggs feels his outspokenness was a major factor in the move: "I think it was more of just a control thing. Them wanting to control the locker room. Control the locker room, control voices in the locker room."
Diggs' name wasn't known to be on the trade block publicly before Detroit shipped him and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick, as the Lions had signed Diggs to a three-year contract extension last year.