BUFFALO, N.Y. — Josh Allen shall be working along with his favourite weapon for years to return, because the Buffalo Bills have reached settlement with broad receiver Stefon Diggs on a four-year, $104 million extension that features $70 million assured, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
With two years remaining on his present deal, Diggs’ contract now runs via 2027 at a complete worth of $124.1 million. Each the Payments and Diggs would really like him to retire in Buffalo, sources stated.
The settlement follows a wave of high broad receiver offers this offseason, making Diggs’ extension an inevitable conclusion for the Payments. New Miami Dolphins broad receiver Tyreek Hill acquired $72.2 million assured, and Las Vegas Raiders broad receiver Davante Adams bought $65 million assured.
Allen’s contract extension signed final 12 months ties him to the Payments via the 2028 season.
The Payments acquired Diggs, 28, in a commerce with the Minnesota Vikings in March 2020 in alternate for 4 draft picks, together with a first-rounder. Since that commerce, Diggs has put collectively two of the perfect seasons of his profession, together with his first two Professional Bowl appearances.
In his two years with the Payments, Diggs has caught 230 passes for two,760 yards and 18 touchdowns. His 2020 season included profession and league highs with 127 receptions, 1,535 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. In 2021, he caught a career-high 10 touchdowns throughout the NFL’s first 17-game season.
Since his commerce to the Payments, Diggs has ranked within the high 10 within the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. The one gamers with extra receptions than Diggs because the begin of the 2020 season are Adams and Cooper Kupp, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Info analysis.
Diggs’ receptions and receiving yards are the primary and fourth most by any participant of their first two seasons with a group in NFL historical past, in accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau. Diggs and Brandon Marshall (with the Chicago Bears) are the one gamers with 200 catches and a pair of,500 receiving yards of their first two seasons with a group all time.
“I wish to give all gamers their respect and a good pay, whoever it’s, and Stef’s no completely different,” Payments normal supervisor Brandon Beane not too long ago stated of Diggs. “… I feel the world of Stef. I feel what he is introduced our group has been nice. He is been nice for Josh. He is been nice for our offense, and his management has stepped up, and we wish to see Stef in Buffalo for years to return.”
The transfer is prone to create more cash for the Payments to function with this offseason. The group entered the week with lower than $1 million in out there cap area.
Chosen by the Vikings within the fifth spherical of the 2015 NFL draft, Diggs spent the primary 5 seasons of his profession in Minnesota and signed a five-year extension with the group in 2018. His time with the Vikings didn’t finish on the perfect of phrases, and Diggs has been vocal about having fun with being in Buffalo and his connection on and off the sphere with Allen.