Bills Mafia may have a love-hate relationship with Stefon Diggs, especially since the wide receiver’s future is still up in the air. His most recent playoff performance doesn’t do him any favors, either.
However, one thing’s clear in the Bills front office: Diggs is still WR1.
As reported by ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg, Bills General Manager Brandon Beane still expects the 30-year-old Maryland product to suit up for Buffalo for the 2024 season as Josh Allen’s primary target from center.
Is Stefon Diggs stll the right Bill to count on for big games?
No one would deny that Diggs is still considered a great wideout in the National Football League. He finished the 2023 season seventh in receptions (107) and eighth in receiving touchdowns (8). He also finished the year with 1183 receiving yards and 11.1 yards per carry.
However, his performances this season leave a lot to be desired for a wide receiver considered as the first option. His last 100-yard game was against the New York Giants in October.
His showings throughout the playoffs also don’t give a lot of confidence to fans. He only notched 57 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the Wild Card, and his three receptions for 21 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs last week shows just how much he’s struggling at the moment.
Per Getzenberg, Buffalo coach Sean McDermott still believes in the wideout to pull it off for them next year.
“Listen, Stef is a great player. I love Stef. He was a phenomenal teammate. I like how the offense found some rhythm, though, under [interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady], and Stef got back involved at times, especially down the stretch, at least in the last two or three games, so to speak.”
Possible trade destinations for Diggs
The Bills believe that Diggs is still the number one option for them, but things can quickly change at a drop of the hat. Given how vocal Diggs has been about his situation, it won’t be surprising to hear him end up on another team sooner rather than later.
Last Word Sports listed five possible destinations for Diggs in the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, and Los Angeles Chargers.
Given Diggs’ desire to win a Super Bowl, Dallas is the Vegas favorite to land him. Until that happens, Bills Mafia should expect to see Diggs on the turf come September 2024.