Just when you thought the Buffalo Bills were going to be quiet on the first day of negotiating, they pull off the opposite. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer was first on the report that the Bills traded for Vikings’ star wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 17, 2020
In acquiring Diggs, the Bills are sending the Vikings abundance of draft picks that include their first round pick (22nd overall), fifth-round pick and sixth-round pick in 2020 as well as a 2021 fourth-round pick. The Bills are also receiving a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Vikings.
The Bills were looking to upgrade the passing attack and they just pulled that off on Monday night. While it seems like the Bills gave up a lot, it makes sense for both teams. The Vikings were looking to move on from Diggs after last season’s drama. The Bills now have a true number one receiver in a 26 year old Diggs who is under contract with the Bills until 2023.
General Manager Brandon Beane pulls off another great move that benefits the Bills long-term, and in the development of Josh Allen.
Diggs is “free” from Minnesota and his next journey comes to Western New York. Welcome to Buffalo, Stefon Diggs!