Josh Allen has a new best friend in Stefon Diggs

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John Brown was the Bills’ leading receiver last season with 72 catches for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. Stefon Diggs made 63 catches for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns for the Vikings last season.

Now, Brown and Diggs are teammates in Buffalo, along with Cole Beasley.

The Bills gave up four draft picks to get Diggs, who becomes their No. 1 receiver.

“It creates separation. As a quarterback the more separation the easier the throws are to be made,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen said, via Matt Parrino of syracuse.com. “[Diggs] gets open and when you can rely on a guy to just get open, it’s a safety net in my opinion. He’s shown to be able to do this for the few years he’s played in the league. He’s a big-time player, and he’s got the respect of every defense out there. When he can run routes and double move and get open and consistently make plays, that becomes a quarterback’s best friend.”

Allen expects the addition of Diggs to help Brown, Beasley and the rest of the team’s offense.

“That should make our other guys super happy too just because attention is going to have to be elsewhere,” he said. “It’s going to open up some things in our offense.”

33 responses to “Josh Allen has a new best friend in Stefon Diggs

  1. As long as Diggs gets the proper amount of targets (105-120) he should have no problem putting up numbers with Allen. Bills stole him from Minnesota

  2. Wait until Stephon experiences the drop-off from a QB with a 107 passer-rating to Allen’s 86.

  3. “The Bills gave up four draft picks to get Diggs, who becomes their No. 1 receiver.”

    They also gave away draft picks to move up and get Mr 52%, Trash Allen.

    Buffalo, SMH.

  4. Now all it takes are accurate throws to take advantage of him.
    Diggs will pout, just like he did with the Vikings and Cousins if things don’t go his way.
    let’s see how things go if the passes are inaccurate or off timing.

  5. Man, I sure hope they are staying six feet away from one another. Otherwise people will be angry.

  6. Vikes fan here. Talented guy. But just wait until Josh Allen has the pocket break down and decides to scramble but Diggs was open. Trust me… He will find out how much Diggs values “friendship” pretty quickly.

  7. Yes, they gave up 4 picks. But if you consider the fact that they may have taken a WR with their first pick, in essence they really only gave up 3. I good move for a proven WR rather than taking a shot on an unproven college player that may need time to develop.

  8. Duke Williams might be the most effective receiver on that football team. Why do they keep getting all these smurfs for the inaccurate Allen? He needs big targets.

  9. I think some of the reasons Stefon Diggs is so happy, is that now he is in a offense that he can thrive in and he has a QB throwing him the ball that he can believe in and trust.

    The Bills are on the rise. My money is on Buffalo to win the AFC East.

  10. Just wait until Diggs starts throwing temper tantrums on the sidelines. Allen may change his mind.

  11. Diggs is a great receiver. One of the best draft picks the Vikings ever made, due to the low round in which they selected him. But…

    My knock on Diggs has always been the same. The jawing. His team could be down big with very little time left and if Diggs so much as caught a 4 yard first down, he’d find the nearest camera and jaw into it with his little head bobbing around like a chipmunk on crack.

    Hopefully it stops in Buffalo.

  12. billswillnevermove says:
    April 5, 2020 at 9:09 am
    I think some of the reasons Stefon Diggs is so happy, is that now he is in a offense that he can thrive in and he has a QB throwing him the ball that he can believe in and trust.

    The Bills are on the rise. My money is on Buffalo to win the AFC East.
    ****************************************
    Of course it is, it was also on Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman, EJ Manuel, Ryan Fitzpatrick and many more before them.

    Just lose baby.

  13. Contrary to what a lot of people are assuming about Diggs and him pouting – I doubt that will happen in Buffalo with the culture that coach McDermott and Brandon Beane have established. You haven’t heard anything of that sort since they’ve been there. And there’s no reason to assume that will change.

  14. Diggs is a guy who will always be unhappy about something. It’s just a matter of time , Buffalo. If you can’t get along with Kirk cousins, one of the nicest guys in the nfl who is actually a pretty darn talented QB, you can’t get along with any QB unless it’s Aaron Rodgers or pat mahomes.

    You really think he wants to live in buffalo? He is a guy that wants the spot light. You have no dual receiver threat like the Vikings had with diggs and theilan. Diggs thrived with that. He wasn’t very effective without theilan. We also had a pretty talented set of tight ends and running backs. You don’t have that in buffalo. You assume this guy will be one on one every play. Nope. Doubled every play. Your other receivers are not theilan. Think he will like that? Give me a break. He will be whining by week 8 and the bills will ship him out after his first season because A. They’ll be tired of his antics that divide the locker room, and B. Diggs is going to want a huge contract to put him near the top of the league. B is one reason the Vikings got rid of him that nobody talks about but in the end they know he will want $20 million a season soon. The only good thing you get out of this is a relatively inexpensive talented receiver. But he will be a typical passive aggressive jerk that will create division in the lockeroom. Look at his stats as a Viking. Pretty good. And yet he still complained.

  15. Love Diggs on the Buffalo Bills. But the Bills got fleeced. Diggs is no #1WR he’s an excellent #2WR as long as there is superior talent across from him, which there isn’t. Not sure why Buffalo didn’t sign some offensive weapons, some offensive help. Melvin Gordon was the guy. He came affordable as well. So was Jordan Howard & I’m sure Dion Lewis. But no Robby Anderson, Devin Funchess, Eric Ebron, Hooper or making a play for AJ Green. Maybe a 3rd? Or a 4th that can become a 3rd? Buffalo failed miserably this offseason.

  16. I hope Allen doesn’t plan on spreading the ball around. Diggs won’t put up with that. Big baby.

  17. Whether Stefon Diggs is a true #1 receiver remains to be seen, the Vikings sure paid him like one.
    It’s obvious that he’ll get his chance in Buffalo and a lot of questions will soon be answered.

    The fact that Diggs was a constant loudmouth, and had a tendency to lash out like a spoiled child, was as much of a product of his environment than his own fault.
    Minnesota, and the Vikings team, fostered that kind of behavior and even excused it.
    They’ve been doing it for years.
    Just look at past stars like Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson and their selfish, sometimes criminal behavior.

    One only has to look at Adam Thielen, who can get away with yelling profanities at a Hall of Fame head coach, or get into a sideline shouting match with his QB during the biggest game of the season, to realize that nothing has changed in that organization.
    Some of these transgressions could be somewhat condoned, I guess, if the ends simply justified the means, but they don’t even get that right.

    No, I think you’ll see a very different Stefon Diggs now that he’s in a very new environment.
    I don’t think he’ll be allowed to get away with his behavior of the past.
    Hopefully he’ll find the peace that he’s looking for, and be able to foster in a new and winning culture in Buffalo.

  18. I feel like I’ve seen this before (AB w/ Big Ben, AB w/ Derek Carr) meltdown waiting to happen.

  19. “Wait until Stephon experiences the drop-off from a QB with a 107 passer-rating to Allen’s 86.”

    Salty.

  20. Just wait for the first game he goes 3 quarters without a target then when he finally deoes, Allen sails it above his head…

  21. Diggs needs 20 targets a game to stay happy.

    He is a classic “me 1st” guy. He threw tantrums and jawed with QB in games where the Vikings ran 40+ times and only threw is 10-15 times last season.

    Do people really think he is going to be happy going from a run-first, defensive oriented team with a QB that has a really good deep ball to a run-first, defensive oriented team with a QB that barely completes 50% of his passes that trusts his legs more than his arm?

    If you think Diggs wants to be a downfield blocker to a running QB.. you will be dissapointed with the 4 draft picks you gave up for him

  22. “Do people really think he is going to be happy going from a run-first, defensive oriented team with a QB that has a really good deep ball to a run-first, defensive oriented team with a QB that barely completes 50% of his passes that trusts his legs more than his arm?”

    People keep saying this kind of stuff.

    The Bills were run first last year because they had to be. With Diggs, Brown, Beasley, Knox, et al., that offense is going to change in the upcoming year. They’ll probably be one of the top 5 passing offenses.

    And fans who still bring up the ‘accuracy’ thing w/ Allen likely haven’t watched many games. Keep underestimating him.

  23. The Bills were run first last year because they had to be. With Diggs, Brown, Beasley, Knox, et al., that offense is going to change in the upcoming year. They’ll probably be one of the top 5 passing offenses.

    And fans who still bring up the ‘accuracy’ thing w/ Allen likely haven’t watched many games. Keep underestimating him.
    ————————————————–
    I saw plenty of Allen and a career 56% completion rate is atrocious in today’s NFL. The Bills run because Allen can’t throw… Allen runs 10 times a game because Allen can’t throw.

    Overall, I think he has a leadership and moxie quality that I like and think the Bills can win with him; but, his passing accuracy is probably in the bottom 5 in the league… especially anything over 20 yards.

    If they are in the top 5 in passing it means that they were behind by 20 points for the entire season and throw 50+ times a game… which would probably make a player like Diggs happy.

  24. Wafflestomp says:
    April 5, 2020 at 11:22 am
    Whether Stefon Diggs is a true #1 receiver remains to be seen, the Vikings sure paid him like one.
    It’s obvious that he’ll get his chance in Buffalo and a lot of questions will soon be answered.

    The fact that Diggs was a constant loudmouth, and had a tendency to lash out like a spoiled child, was as much of a product of his environment than his own fault.
    Minnesota, and the Vikings team, fostered that kind of behavior and even excused it.
    They’ve been doing it for years.
    Just look at past stars like Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson and their selfish, sometimes criminal behavior.

    One only has to look at Adam Thielen, who can get away with yelling profanities at a Hall of Fame head coach, or get into a sideline shouting match with his QB during the biggest game of the season, to realize that nothing has changed in that organization.
    ————
    So by that logic the packers embrace child lovers like Chmura, I mean they only put him in the teams hall of fame and still wear his jersey on sundays.

  25. joetoronto says:
    April 5, 2020 at 9:55 am
    billswillnevermove says:
    April 5, 2020 at 9:09 am
    I think some of the reasons Stefon Diggs is so happy, is that now he is in a offense that he can thrive in and he has a QB throwing him the ball that he can believe in and trust.

    The Bills are on the rise. My money is on Buffalo to win the AFC East.
    ****************************************
    Of course it is, it was also on Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman, EJ Manuel, Ryan Fitzpatrick and many more before them.

    Just lose baby.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________
    Hey Mr delusional man, I have one username, and one only, always have only had one, unlike you, you must have at least 50. Seek help man, I haven’t even posted on FB in days, I have better things going on in my life, unlike you. Just lose baby, because you do with every single post. Please seek help.

  26. RMoss84HOF says:
    April 5, 2020 at 4:44 pm
    So by that logic the packers embrace child lovers like Chmura, I mean they only put him in the teams hall of fame and still wear his jersey on sundays.
    __________

    So, are you really dumb enough to debate me on this?

    Mark Chmura was found innocent, by a jury of his own peers. as he should have been.

    He was charged by an overzealous prosecutor and anyone with an objective eye, looking at the actual evidence, would see it for exactly what it was.

    I’ve detailed this many times on PFT, but as always, haters will continue to parrot the headlines with no clue about what actually happened.
    It’s tiresome, but Oh, so predictable.

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