Stefon Diggs took a team-friendly approach to the cap situation this year.
For Stefon Diggs who claimed he wanted to have five Super Bowl rings, this sure is a good way to help make it happen. Early on Tuesday morning, Field Yates of ESPN reported that Diggs restructured his contract.
Diggs took his base salary and was comfortable turning that into a signing bonus, giving the Buffalo Bills a chunk of money as they may actually look to add more pieces to the roster as they continue in the hunt for their first Super Bowl championship.
The most interesting part is of course who they could be pursuing. Would it be Zach Ertz, the tight end from Philadelphia whose cap hit is 8.5 million? This move by the Bills front office and Diggs creates almost $8M in cap space for the team. There is also the fact that the Bills are trying to make space for the extensions of Tremaine Edmunds and Josh Allen.
Then there is the fact that Julio Jones could be on the move as soon as the next sunrise tomorrow, and where he goes is anyone’s guess. Now despite Emmanuel Sanders being on the roster, if it came down to choosing between Sanders and Jones, you’d take Jones every single day of the week. Of course, there is more to this than just the cap hit, it’s also the trade aspect of it as well.
Would Buffalo be down to trade away future assets and acquire the legendary Falcons receiver? Only Brandon Beane truly knows. The timing of this move just wants to say “foreshadowing”, especially if Jones comes to town.
I guess we’ll find out on June 2nd.