Bills extend Stefon Diggs’ contract

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Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs had two years remaining on the five-year, $72 million contract. But when the wide receiver market exploded this offseason, it became clear that Diggs was going to want a raise sooner rather than later.

The Bills have given him that raise. Diggs agreed to a four-year, $104 million extension with $70 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Adding those four years to the two years that were left on his old deal, Diggs is now under contract for the Bills for the next six seasons, making it highly likely that the prime years of his career will be spent in Buffalo.

Although the Bills could have told Diggs he was going to have to play out his existing contract, the reality is that the Bills view themselves as Super Bowl contenders this year, and they didn’t want one of their best players to be unhappy. Getting a deal done with Diggs now ensures that his contract isn’t going to be a distraction.

Diggs was traded from the Vikings to the Bills in 2020 and has made the Pro Bowl in both of his seasons in Buffalo. The Bills think Diggs and Josh Allen are going to be a winning combination for years to come.

51 responses to “Bills extend Stefon Diggs’ contract

  1. I want to know what it’s like to root for a team that takes winning seriously.

    signed,

    Cowboys fan

  2. glad to see the chiefs comp paying and paying… inside the afc west and out… in 2 years KC will be back on top and these teams will be in cap hell…
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  3. Don’t worry Patriots fans… you guys just spent a 3rd on DeVante Parker.

  4. Best move to make for both parties both short and long term. Gives Diggs the added security/happiness, helps Bills cap situation short term over the next few years to make additional moves for the Super Bowl Run years. #GoBills

  5. It amazes me how much money it takes these days to keep professional athletes “happy”. Guaranteed money no less.

  6. All the Bills fans said he was satisfied with his contract and would play it out just because he was happy to be a Bill.

    Rams and Bills have excellent accountants, so far. Lots of money being paid out over the next few years but the cap should also increase substantially.

  7. I don’t understand how teams are fitting these kinds of deals under the cap while also paying the QB top dollar.

  8. Two years left and they give him a big extension ? The continues to destroy itself a little more each year no wonder most of the players are greedy ego manic divas.

  9. What is this cap hell the Pats fans keep talking about again? Is that what the Patriots are living right now?

  10. Diggs is a phenomenal player AND a great TEAM guy. He brings energy to the locker room and to the sideline. Its the chemistry you need to have to be successful as a team. Glad to have him as a BB, and a great Western NY community guy.

  11. The Pegula’s and this FO are top notch. This organization is the polar opposite of how it was run from 2000 to 2017. It’s quite refreshing.

  12. Big thanks to Kirk and Zimmer for disgruntling him enough to get him to Buffalo

  13. This WR market seems like an absolutely massive bubble. Teams sitting it out are the real winners here.

  14. lol!!

    love it! Cap hell continues to demolish AFC teams with a spiked market.

    BB is a genius. Genius I tells ya! I wonder who Buffalo ends up trading or cutting either this season or next.

  15. Strange times we live in. Diggs rips off a cryptic tweet that spooks Bill into giving him a pile of cash so he doesn’t go off the rails. I don’t think Stefon could be satisfied w/anything for 6 years, so it should get interesting.

  16. That contract for Tyreek Hill is looking like a good move by the Dolphins now. They essentially got Hill for 4 years $95 million with $72 million guaranteed while Diggs received a 4 year $104 million with $70 million guaranteed.

    While both players are top tier WR’s in the league, Hill is the better WR of the two and it’s not even a discussion. Question is will the same critics who said the Hill contract was “overpayment” say the same thing about the contract Diggs signed?

  17. touchback6 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:06 am
    lol!!

    love it! Cap hell continues to demolish AFC teams with a spiked market.

    BB is a genius. Genius I tells ya! I wonder who Buffalo ends up trading or cutting either this season or next.

    As it sits right now the Pats are the 3rd best team in the division and it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon. No one fears the Bradyless Pats, those days are long gone.

  18. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:10 am
    Strange times we live in. Diggs rips off a cryptic tweet that spooks Bill into giving him a pile of cash so he doesn’t go off the rails. I don’t think Stefon could be satisfied w/anything for 6 years, so it should get interesting.

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    When you don’t have leverage as a GM, you’re in bad shape. You have to wonder how small their window will be here.

    They imported him, now they can live with the diva antics.

  19. 305phinphan says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:27 am
    That contract for Tyreek Hill is looking like a good move by the Dolphins now. They essentially got Hill for 4 years $95 million with $72 million guaranteed while Diggs received a 4 year $104 million with $70 million guaranteed.

    While both players are top tier WR’s in the league, Hill is the better WR of the two and it’s not even a discussion. Question is will the same critics who said the Hill contract was “overpayment” say the same thing about the contract Diggs signed?

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    Umm, they’re both overpayments in a spiked cap with owners flush with fresh CBA cash.

    Hint: Wildly spending in a bloated market with everyone else, is dumb. It’s not something you should be cheering about as a fan.

  20. Big thanks to Kirk and Zimmer for disgruntling him enough to get him to Buffalo

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    Normally this would be one of those “sorry to lose him” responses but thankfullythe Vikes landed a generational talent in Jefferson.

  21. touchback6 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:06 am
    lol!!

    love it! Cap hell continues to demolish AFC teams with a spiked market.

    BB is a genius. Genius I tells ya! I wonder who Buffalo ends up trading or cutting either this season or next

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    It won’t be JC Jackson…..the genius already botched that. And they won’t be giving Stephon Gilmore away for a 6th…. The genius already played that card too.

  22. Glad to see this, was getting tired of all the hand wringing about whether he would stay or be traded. Knew Beane would get this done, it was only a matter of time.

  23. touchback6 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:38 am
    305phinphan says:
    April 6, 2022 at 9:27 am
    That contract for Tyreek Hill is looking like a good move by the Dolphins now. They essentially got Hill for 4 years $95 million with $72 million guaranteed while Diggs received a 4 year $104 million with $70 million guaranteed.

    While both players are top tier WR’s in the league, Hill is the better WR of the two and it’s not even a discussion. Question is will the same critics who said the Hill contract was “overpayment” say the same thing about the contract Diggs signed?

    16Rate This

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    Umm, they’re both overpayments in a spiked cap with owners flush with fresh CBA cash.

    Hint: Wildly spending in a bloated market with everyone else, is dumb. It’s not something you should be cheering about as a fan.

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    It’s a “bloated market” every offseason until the next one comes around and the contracts signed the year prior look like a steal. Dolphins have always signed players to big contracts and it’s never stopped them from signing more in following seasons. Teams have salary cap professionals that can move money around in which a team is never truly in “cap hell”. I 100% cheer the moves Miami has made this offseason, it has made them a better team than last year, a team that also swept the Patriots. The Dolphins are no longer trying to catch up to the Pats, they’re trying to catch up to the Bills.

  24. Wait until they miss the playoffs this year?? He could have had that experience by staying in Minnesota.

  25. Spending in the top 5 for WR position never works out well for teams. There are positions it makes sense to spend big, WR is not one of them.

  26. Teams sitting out of the market will also be sitting out the playoffs but least you have Davante Parker. A #3 WR disguised as a #1.

  27. mikejssr says:
    April 6, 2022 at 8:43 am
    Diggs is a phenomenal player AND a great TEAM guy.
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    Diggs is a great player and an extremely selfish person. In no way, shape, or form, would I call him a “team guy”.

  28. fireeyes111 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 8:51 am
    Big thanks to Kirk and Zimmer for disgruntling him enough to get him to Buffalo
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    Shhhhhh…..nobody tell him about Justin Jefferson……

  29. mikejssr says:
    April 6, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Diggs is a phenomenal player AND a great TEAM guy. He brings energy to the locker room and to the sideline. Its the chemistry you need to have to be successful as a team. Glad to have him as a BB, and a great Western NY community guy.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    If you force your team to trade you, you are not a TEAM guy. You are a ME guy!

  30. BB is a genius. Genius I tells ya! I wonder who Buffalo ends up trading or cutting either this season or next.

    BB a genius….everybody is a genius to that works for the Pats. So a genius picked NKeal Harry…..right? The Pats have a collection of scrubs as WR ‘S because a Genius can’t draft good ones….LOL

  31. Unless that TEAM isn’t invested in WINNING. I’ve left plenty of jobs due to lack of leadership, so not faulting Diggs on that one. He saw what Minn was all about, and wanted out.

  32. The NFL needs to lower the cap not raise it and also cap player pay. Paying people to play a game this much money is ridiculous and it’s just a matter of time until some player gets the first billion dollar contract. It only hurts the fans who are ultimately paying for this and the game.

  33. Despite all the big off season moves, the division is still wide open. Last season the division winner finished with a 11-6 record, runner up finished with a 10-7 record. The Bills have not separated from the rest of the division the way people think.

  34. Wait a second… weren’t the Bills fans on here saying that Diggs wasn’t gonna ask for more money after these recent WR deals? They were saying that he only wants a SB and doesn’t care about money and that he’d gladly play for rainbows?

  35. pats fan, the bills barely lost to the pats in a historic windstorm, but otherwise beat the brakes off them twice by double digits and didnt have to punt in either game, lol. We also crushed the dolphins twice including 35-0… the jets arent even worth talking about. The Bills win the division in a walk this year.

  36. “Wait a second… weren’t the Bills fans on here saying that Diggs wasn’t gonna ask for more money after these recent WR deals? They were saying that he only wants a SB and doesn’t care about money and that he’d gladly play for rainbows?”
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    No. No one said he wouldn’t want money.

    If anything, this deal confirms what Bills fans have been saying: he loves Buffalo and wants to stay there.

  37. @steverino68

    As Bill Parcells said you are what your record says you are. The Bills clinched the division on week 18. That’s a wide open division and the Bills are not consistent. They look dominant one week and lose to the worst team in the league the week after.

  38. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    April 6, 2022 at 2:35 pm
    @steverino68

    As Bill Parcells said you are what your record says you are. The Bills clinched the division on week 18

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    Your Jets were mathematically eliminated by Thanksgiving

  39. He’s got a significantly better shot at postseason success in Buffalo.

  40. Pats fan….

    After the second regular season game and that playoff “game”, if you still think the division is close, you may want to reevaluate some things my friend.

  41. To the many Vikings fans who bring up Justin Jefferson in every Diggs that:

    1) Justin Jefferson is awesome, you should be thrilled to have him.

    2) Replacing Diggs with Jefferson (especially this version) was a matter of luck, not skill.

  42. @ Patsfansforlife…i agree, the Bills were inconsistent, and part of the problem was coaching, but thats life in the NFL…we lost to the Titans on the last play of the game, we got jobbed in Tampa Bay when Diggs was dragged down in the end zone on a no call the end of the game etc, etc…when it mattered, we crushed the Pats after their desperate for relevency free agency spending spree last year…and you have a varsity qb, Allen vs modified QB in jones. Good luck the next 15 years…oh, and the Bills got way better this free agency period; see defensive line…

  43. fireeyes111 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 7:02 pm
    To the many Vikings fans who bring up Justin Jefferson in every Diggs that:

    1) Justin Jefferson is awesome, you should be thrilled to have him.

    2) Replacing Diggs with Jefferson (especially this version) was a matter of luck, not skill.
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    Yes, we are happy to have a WR that is better than Diggs. But “luck”? Not hardly. 22nd pick. 5th WR taken. I’d say it was more honing his skills, and, oh ya, Cousins throwing him the ball. It’s funny when people talk about Cousins being bad, but also saying how great Diggs and JJ are.

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