The Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs is about to join the group of several star wide receivers who landed big contracts this offseason. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Diggs and Bills are in agreement to a massive four-year, $104 million extension that comes with $70 million guaranteed.
The Bills decided to reward Diggs for his contributions in the past two seasons, during which he established himself as one of the best WRs in the game. The 28-year-old player made 230 catches for 2,760 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2020 and 2021 while earning two Pro Bowl nods and one First-Team All-Pro selection.
Diggs now has the salary to match his performances and is joining fellow Pro Bowlers Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams, who also inked huge extensions earlier in the year. The difference is that Diggs is getting paid by his own team, while both Hill and Adams had to force trades to new teams to get their money.
The new deal that Diggs signed will now keep him under contract with the Bills through 2027, setting the stage for the Maryland product to retire with the franchise. This is something that reportedly both sides would like to happen.
While the Bills are yet to make the official announcement, Diggs himself already confirmed the deal on social media.
“There was so much work put in to get to this point, but I am beyond happy to know that I will be playing the rest of my career with BILLS MAFIA. Words cannot describe how I’m feeling right now,” Diggs wrote on Instagram.
Stefon Diggs spent the first five years of his pro career with the Minnesota Vikings. Despite emerging as the team’s No. 1 option at the wide receiver position during that time, the Vikings decided to move on from him after the 2019 NFL season. The Bills, looking for a new weapon for their talented quarterback Josh Allen, jumped on the opportunity and traded four draft picks to Minnesota to get Diggs in Buffalo.