Option 1: Stefon Diggs, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills
It took a family affair to get Stefon Diggs’ name into the rumor mill. Stefon started by packing his stuff and leaving the locker room before the team returned after their playoff let down. Little brother, Trevon Diggs, doubled down and went to social media. He was pleading for the fans to push Jerry to acquire his elder sibling.
There are multiple layers to this potential wide receiver trade target that impacts the Dallas Cowboys. Number one, he is under contract with the Buffalo Bills technically until 2027. So, with that, you are a team that will have to figure out the contract and give up draft capital. With his contact, according to Spotrac.com, you have him for two years with an opt-out in 2025. He’ll make $8 million and $18 million in those years which are both reasonable numbers. Will he want to redo his contract knowing this? Probably.
Number two. What type of draft capital would it take? Sorry fans, it won’t take a fifth round like when we got robbed for Amari Cooper. From the Bills perspective, they have the leverage in this. They have said nothing about trading their star receiver. Will Dallas have to give up their first-round pick for Diggs? All signs point to yes at a minimum.
There was no drop off for Diggs. Last season, he snagged 108 receptions, 1400 yards and 11 touchdowns. It’s debatable if Diggs is on the level of Tyreek Hill and Devante Adams. But for good conversation – it took five picks for Tyreek including a first rounder. For Adams, it took a first and a second-round pick. If a team isn’t desperate to get rid of a player as in the case with Buffalo, why wouldn’t they wait for a top tier trade offer.
So, is it fair to think that it would cost the Dallas Cowboys at least a 1st round pick and maybe a pick next year? I would think the Bills wouldn’t pick up the phone for anything less but that’s just my opinion.