Breaking down Stefon Diggs’ 4-year extension with the Buffalo Bills

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Guaranteed Money on the Deal

Diggs did break the bank here, though. The $70 million Buffalo is committing to him is the second-most for a receiver in the game (Hill, $72.2 million). It doesn’t look as bad though, when you consider the guaranteed money at the signing, as Diggs’ $21.5 million for 2022 also trails DeAndre Hopkins ($27.5 million) and Hill ($25.5 million) for WRs.

But the money is justifiable for a player who is coming off his fourth-straight 1,000-yard season, which includes a 2020 campaign where Diggs led the NFL in yards and receptions (1,535 yards, 127 receptions).

If Diggs continues to play as he has, it should benefit Allen. The Maryland product has garnered a 103 passer rating when targeted, as he’s helped Allen as a passer overall.

In Allen’s first two seasons, he had 30 touchdown passes against 21 interceptions, with a 56.3% completion rate, 184.4 passing yards per game, 78.2 passer rating, and a 49.6 QBR. But over the past two with Diggs in the fold, Allen’s numbers have ballooned — 73 touchdown passes against 25 interceptions, 66.1% completion rate, 271.2 passing yards per game, 99.2 passer rating, and a 68.7 QBR.

When it comes to guaranteed money, I always like to look at how available guys have been. Diggs does show up well here, as he’s only missed two games since 2018.