Buffalo Bills reportedly agree to four-year extension with Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills once again have agreed to a long-term deal with one of the key players for this franchise. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills have signed Stefon Diggs to a four-year extension worth $104 million with $70 million guaranteed.

The extension now keeps Diggs with Buffalo for the next six seasons as he had two years left on his current deal.

The contract for Stefon Diggs became a storyline this offseason after two blockbuster trades occurred involving wide receivers. The first was when the Green Bay Packers traded Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.

A few weeks after that the Kansas City Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. In both trades, Adams and Hill got new contracts that seemed to reset the market for star wide receivers.

Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL since the Buffalo Bills traded for him

In 2020, general manager Brandon Beane sent a number of picks to the Minnesota Vikings for wide receiver Stefon Diggs. At the time, he was viewed as a good wide receiver but hadn’t reached that next level.

That narrative changed rather quickly over the past two years as Diggs has made the Pro Bowl each season. He would surpass 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards each year and in 2020, he would lead the league in receptions (157) and receiving yards (1,535).

The number one wide receiver will now be paid like one of the top wide receivers as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted that the money average in the extension now puts him near the top of his position.

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The Buffalo Bills over the past few years have done a good job of keeping their core together and have been able to work out long-term deals with players like Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins, and Josh Allen. This is not an easy task and shows how far this franchise has come in its ability to keep these top-tier players in Western New York.