Bills WR Stefon Diggs gave Buffalo fans a good scare when he sent out cryptic tweets after the conclusion of last season. The tweets alluded to loyalty, and Bills mafia grew concerned that the All-Pro receiver may request a trade. But on April 6, Diggs signed a four-year, $96M extension to stay in Upper New York.
Diggs’ first season in Buffalo was a career-year for the 28 year old. He led the league in receiving yards (1,535) and receptions (127), and was selected to his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams. He followed that season up in 2021 with 1,225 yards and 10 touchdowns in 17 games.
He finished 2021 in the top 8 of wide receivers in both points-per-reception and total points (183). Diggs’ target share was 24%, and his end zone targets (25) ranked first in the NFL throughout the regular season. He’s an established deep threat, with more than enough athleticism to speed past defenders or jump over top of them.
The Bills have established themselves as one of the league’s premier offenses, and Diggs is the top receiver in that unit. New addition Jamison Crowder and third-year receiver Gabriel Davis round out the receiving corps, which could impact Diggs’ targets, but his chemistry with Josh Allen has proven to be lethal. It’s also unlikely that Allen turns to Davis or Crowder before Diggs for big plays.
Health Analysis – Throughout his career Diggs has never missed more than three games in a season, and he hasn’t missed a game in the last two years. That’s impressive durability for a top wide receiver, and he plays in an explosive offense. He’s a great early second round pick. Diggs is almost sure to tally another 1,000-yard season, and will likely score 10+ touchdowns.