Former Alabama DB Trevon Diggs shares why he deleted Twitter account
Trevon Diggs has burst onto the NFL scene since being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys out of Alabama in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
After totaling 58 tackles, a sack, and 3 interceptions as a rookie, Diggs had an All-Pro campaign in 2021, picking off 11 passes — tied for 4th all-time in a single NFL season — and taking 2 of those back for touchdowns. The Cowboys played to a 12-5 record and won their first NFC East title since 2018.
With his heightened play in Year 2 comes high expectations for Diggs, as a continuation of his elite play will equal a major contract extension as he heads into the back half of a 4-year rookie deal worth $6.3 million. As part of his preparation, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys beat writer Clarence E. Hill Jr., he has opted to delete his Twitter account.
“It’s toxic. I usually [am not on] on Twitter, a lot. But I am in camp. [I’m] trying to focus. I am trying to lock in. I’m trying to be better every day,” he said on Monday.
Diggs is aware that as he performs better, criticism from outside sources will come with the territory.
“Hate comes with success,” he said. “Everyone is [entitled] to their own opinion. All I can do is control what I control on the field and let my play speak for myself. I can’t respond to everybody. I can’t reply to everybody. I rather not say [anything] at all.”
We’ll see if Diggs’ reputation as one of the league’s top cornerbacks continues to grow in 2022.