First, Christian Kirk got paid big money (probably undeserved, but big). Then it was Davante Adams, and finally, Tyreek Hill. Wide receivers all offseason have been cashing in, so all of Bills Mafia has been on edge. After all, Stefon Diggs would be expecting a huge contract. But how? The Buffalo Bills are basically broke. It’s as though we lost faith in our Commander in Chief. Big Baller Beane is that guy, we should really never doubt him.
Four Years, $104M; $70M guaranteed.
Yes, the gif was needed. Simply writing damn doesn’t give the proper effect, because D.A.M.N.
We don’t yet have a proper breakdown of the figures but, according to Adam Schefter, the $104M includes incentives. This is an absolute bargain at $24M AAV (according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport); Hill signed for $30M AAV and Adams signed for $28M. The next “big” WRs (Kupp, Evans, Samuel, etc.), are all earning below $20M AAV and are due for extensions in the near future. They’re going to be expecting a Hill type deal. So, looking at the next couple of years, Diggs could very well be one of the lowest paid top 10 receivers in the league. Awesome value at a great price.
You can’t separate best friends
Just a few weeks ago, Josh Allen absolutely did not want to see Diggs leave Buffalo. And when your star QB makes his feeling known like that on a huge platform, you make sure he gets what he want. Beane delivered.
Obviously, Josh loves this. He gets to keep his number one target, best friend, and soulmate. This fiery duo have connected for 230 receptions, 2,760 yards, and 18 TDs… In just 33 games. Diggs is quick, agile, and can break as many ankles as he wishes. He’s so much of a threat, that teams across the league have double-teamed the former “diva” just to make sure that WR1 is kept out of the game. They all know the second he gets that ball, it’s game over. Yet still, he bagged 1,225 yards in 2021, eighth most in the league.
And that’s just his production on the field. Diggs has been huge for the organizational culture. He took on a leadership role when he arrived in Buffalo, which ultimately culminated in a captain’s badge. And everyone on the team loved it.
Diggs FaceTimed other guys just to see how they were doing.Katherine Fitzgerald, the buffalo news
This is the kind of guy Diggs is. Obviously, Beane would do everything to keep him.
“Allen to Diggs… TOUCHDOWN!”
This is what we’ll hear at State Farm Stadium on February 12th, 2023.
The connection they have is legendary, and we’ll get to bear witness to it for the next six years. Stefon Diggs has already earned himself a name in Buffalo Bills lore, this just seals the deal. Like all of Bills Mafia, I absolutely love this. Get those tables ready Buffalo, because that Lombardi is finally making its way to Western New York.