The 2022 NFL free agency period may be regarded as the “Year of the Wide Receiver.”
Davante Adams started the spree when he signed a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Tyreek Hill won’t be defeated and agreed to a four-year, $120 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
This deal means that the Maryland native might stay in Buffalo until he retires.
— Justus Radford (@JustusGeneral) April 6, 2022
It also puts to rest questions about whether Diggs and quarterback Josh Allen can co-exist.
“Stefon Diggs is such a diva”
“He’s gonna hate playing with Josh Allen”
“He won’t last a year in Buffalo” pic.twitter.com/9Cp2crbQAI
— Kyle Nap (@KyleNaps) April 6, 2022
Upon reading the news, the Bills Mafia must have been so pumped up that they’ve jumped through multiple tables already.
They might have flocked to bars to celebrate the signing and to shout at each other for no apparent reason other than happiness.
— Josh Allen's Burner Account (@JoshAllenBurner) April 6, 2022
Bills fans might further criticize former general manager Doug Whaley for saying that the team might trade way Diggs.
A day after former Bills GM Doug Whaley said the Bills would have to trade Stefon Diggs because they don't have the money to extend him, Brandon Beane gets a deal done less than 24 hours later…
— Aaron Quinn (@AaronQuinn716) April 6, 2022
The transaction was swift because the wide receiver market is booming, and Buffalo is willing to open its wallet to retain its stars.
Buffalo’s Title Window Is Now
Keeping Diggs for long means that the Bills are going all-in for the Super Bowl.
It started with Allen’s six-year, $258 million extension, followed by Von Miller‘s mega-deal.
Finally, they will have their primary receiver for six more seasons.
It isn’t coincidental that their deals all expire in the same year.
Therefore, Buffalo believes these players will help bring them a championship while they are a legitimate contender.