NFL Rumors: Stefon Diggs unlikely to return to Bills next season after disappointing playoff loss to Chiefs

The Buffalo Bills faced a rocky start to their NFL season, marked by a lackluster performance and jabs targeting quarterback Josh Allen. Despite the setbacks, the team orchestrated a remarkable comeback after their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The wild card round witnessed a dominating victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers amid challenging weather conditions.

Unfortunately, the Bills’ journey took a turn for the worse in the divisional playoff round against the Kansas City Chiefs, resulting in a significant loss. There has been some speculation about Stefon Diggs’ future with the Bills following their recent defeat.

Stefon Diggs unlikely to comeback to Bills next season

When the Bills reflect on their promising season cut short by a 24-27 defeat to the Chiefs, a cloud of uncertainty looms over Stefon Diggs’ future with the team. The bitter taste of defeat and his lackluster performance in the second half of the season raise questions about his tenure in a Bills jersey.

The wide receiver found himself in offseason controversy after a heated exchange with Josh Allen following their playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2022 NFL season. He was frustrated for not being targeted in crucial offensive plays and displayed his displeasure on camera. However, a snap from training camp proved that everything was well between the QB and WR duo.

With rumors swirling about Stefon Diggs’ dissatisfaction with the Bills organization, speculations abound regarding whether the recent playoff game was his farewell in Buffalo. The financial implications of a potential trade are also something to watch.

Trading him before June 1 would burden the team with a hefty dead-cap hit of over $31 million. However, a post-June 1 trade may save around $19 million in cap space with a more manageable $8 million in dead money.

The WR’s individual performance in the playoff game against the Chiefs also fueled concerns about his future impact. He finished the match with three receptions on eight targets for a mere 21 yards, capping off a disappointing stretch where his contributions dwindled, via CBS Sports.

Bills fans are blaming Stefon Diggs for their playoff loss to Chiefs

Following the Bills’ playoff loss to the Chiefs, fans have turned their disappointment toward Stefon Diggs. Despite earning Pro Bowl honors in each of his three seasons with the Bills, he faced severe criticism for an unexpected decline in his performance during the latter half of the season.

The receiver experienced a significant drop in production and failed to reach the triple-digit mark for over three months. The Bills needed him to be at his best against Patrick Mahomes’ defensive squad but he delivered one of his least impressive performances.

A particular moment that fueled fan frustration was Diggs’ inability to catch a deep pass from Josh Allen during their final drive. The failure shaped their three-point loss, and fans tore apart him on social media following the match.

Though many fans earlier claimed that Allen doesn’t target the WR much, many have also slammed Diggs for missing catches despite being targeted properly.

A netizen wrote, “Stefon diggs doesn’t have in room to complain on social media when he dropped this.”

The Bills had a chance to tie the game with a 44-yard field goal, but Tyler Bass’s miss sealed the Chiefs’ triumph. While fans expressed their disappointment in Bass, many also pointed fingers at Diggs, claiming he deserves some of the blame.

A fan wrote, “Stefon Diggs watching Bills fans blame Tyler Bass forgetting about him dropping an absolutely perfect 65-yard bomb from Josh Allen in the 4th quarter.”
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Media personalities, including sports commentator Skip Bayless also highlighted the disconnect between Allen and Diggs. Bayless suggested that WR’s failure to catch crucial passes played a significant role in the Bills’ defeat.

Skip Bayless wrote, “Something is wrong when Josh Allen throws 8 balls to Stefon Diggs and he catches only 3 for 21. And obviously Diggs failed to catch the bomb that would’ve changed the game. Just not on same page.”

What’s your take on this? Do you also think that Stefon Diggs’ poor performance contributed to the Bills losing streak against the Chiefs? Tell us in the comments.

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