The Buffalo Bills could make some major NFL news this offseason by trading one of the best players on the team. Stefon Diggs has been one of quarterback Josh Allen’s primary targets since the Minnesota Vikings traded him to the Bills before the 2020 season.
Diggs has earned all three of his Pro Bowl appearances and All-Pro nominations in a Bills uniform. He has 4,189 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns receptions with the Bills in his first three seasons in Buffalo. (Compare that to 30 touchdowns with the Vikings in Diggs’ first five years in the NFL.)
But Diggs’ postseason numbers and the Bills’ overall playoff success have agitated the star wide receiver. He has 37 receptions on 60 targets from Allen in seven playoff games. That has netted Diggs 527 yards and two touchdowns. But the farthest the team has gone in the playoffs with Diggs is the 2020 AFC Championship game which resulted in a 38-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Diggs was visibly frustrated with Allen in the Bills’ 27-10 blowout loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round. His wounds from that game don’t appear to have healed, as he missed the Bills’ OTAs.
NFL News: Buffalo Bills open to trading Stefon Diggs
According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright via the podcast Broncos Country Tonight, the Bills are open to trading Diggs if he continues to be a distraction in the building. While Diggs is an elite wide receiver who the Bills prefer to keep, the team understands that his temperament can be “mercurial” and could pose problems for a team with little room for error this season as their Super Bowl window closes:
“I talked to some people in Buffalo on the condition of anonymity and they said that, ‘Publicly, we’re not moving him. Privately, we would consider it under the right circumstances,'” Allbright said.
Would the Green Bay Packers trade for Diggs
The Bills aren’t in a hurry for Diggs to be traded. Diggs, the coaching staff, and Josh Allen still have plenty of time to get on the same page before and during training camp. But there will be plenty of teams willing to trade for Diggs, even if he can be a bit of a diva.
The Packers probably aren’t in a position to land Diggs, even if they want the veteran wide receiver. It’s unlikely Diggs would be happy with the Packers’ rebuilding situation. If Diggs is bold enough to chew out one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Buffalo, one would assume he could pose a bigger issue with an inexperienced starter like Jordan Love this season.
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