Stefon Diggs trade winners and losers: Josh Allen, C.J. Stroud, AFC defensive backs and more


In a league that never ceases to make waves, the NFL news cycle took its latest pivot on Wednesday when the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans agreed to a trade.

The Bills sent Houston four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick in exchange for a 2025 second, the team confirmed.

The trade threatens to tip the balance of the AFC power structure, reshape at least two teams’ attacks, and bring all eyes to a receiver who has delivered loud messages on and off the field.

Take Tuesday evening, when former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III argued Diggs was essential to Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen’s success, and a user replied he wasn’t.

“You sure ?” Diggs tweeted back.

Less than 24 hours later, Diggs was Houston-bound. Griffin’s argument, and Diggs’ question of it, will be put to the test.

But as a star receiver moves halfway across the country and conference, who now stands to gain and lose the most? Let’s break it down.


Stefon Diggs

It’s too soon to know for sure how bright, young offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik will employ Diggs and what form the connection with reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud will take. But Diggs’ trajectory in Buffalo last season was concerning. After posting 85.5 receiving yards per game and a touchdown in 59% of regular-season contests through three years, Diggs maintained that pace through the Bills’ first 10 games with 86.8 yards per game and seven total scores.

But after offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was fired in November, Diggs’ production dropped under Joe Brady, who will keep his post in 2024. Diggs averaged 45 yards per game the rest of the year (43.1 including playoffs) and scored just once in seven regular-season games and zero times in two playoff contests. The Bills won six of their last seven compared to five of their first 10. While the attention he commanded undoubtedly helped his teammates, a player with Diggs’ vocal passion…

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Publish date : 2024-04-03 20:45:50

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