Trade Number 4: The Bills trade Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans
Finally, we come to another team with a decent amount of cap space that, with a little extra work, could make the Diggs contract fit. The Houston Texans might go from being a laughing stock to a competitive football team in a hurry, so long as rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud develops correctly.
The Texans have yet to see John Metchie III play in real NFL action after his battle with leukemia last year. But, he should be ready to go for his second season in the league. He came into the NFL as one of the best route runners of his class, which is very reminiscent of Diggs.
In this deal, the Texans trade a first and third rounder next year, plus a third-round pick in 2025, along with Metchie, to land Diggs. Now, the Texans' offense features Stroud, Diggs, Nico Collins, Robert Woods, Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary. That's a pretty solid core to work with for first-year head coach DeMeco Ryans.
For the Bills, they lose an elite wide receiver and hope that Metchie, along with Gabe Davis, can give Josh Allen enough to work with just this year, before next year going after their next franchise wideout. In any of these deals, the Bills end up losing in the immediate. It will all depend on how the future draft picks work out and what type of target Buffalo can secure for Allen and the offense going forward.