The Minnesota Vikings have traded disgruntled wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Bills are trading a 1st-round pick, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round pick and a 2021 4th-round pick for Diggs and a 2020 7th-round pick.
Diggs has been unhappy for some time, and he now gets his wish to play for a new organization. He put together his second straight 1,000 yard season in 2019, finishing with 63 receptions for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns. Through five years, he’s caught 365 passes for 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Diggs joins a Bills wide receiver corps that was led by John Brown (72 receptions, 1,060 yards, six touchdowns) and Cole Beasley (67 receptions, 778 yards, six touchdowns). Dawson Knox was the third highest pass catcher on the team with 28 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns. Diggs is a huge upgrade for Josh Allen and should give the entire offense a sizable boost, but Diggs also gets a bit of a downgrade at quarterback, moving to Allen rom Kirk Cousins.
In Minnesota, Diggs led the team, but Adam Thielen was looking like the go-to guy when healthy. Thielen missed six games, and will be Kirk Cousins’ No. 1 wide receiver. Look for Minnesota to either sign another notable receiver or draft one in the 2020 NFL Draft to boost that unit.