Buffalo Bills Improve Super Bowl Title Push By Signing Stefon Diggs to Massive Contract Extension

Buffalo Bills Improve Super Bowl Title Push By Signing Stefon Diggs to Massive Contract Extension
Aug 28, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) warms up prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Things are certainly looking good at the Highmark Stadium right now. The Buffalo Bills, fresh from a solid 11-6 regular season followed by an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional playoffs, are considered the favorite for Super Bowl glory in 2022-23, and that push has been aided by tying down impressive wide-receiver Stefon Diggs to a new long-term contract extension.

When it comes to the Buffalo Bills’ odds to win the Super Bowl, most sportsbooks have Sean McDermott’s team down as leading the pack, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (with Tom Brady back in tow) and the Green Bay Packers in close pursuit. 

Diggs has been very impressive over the course of his two seasons at Buffalo, and the deal he has signed reflects that. The four-year deal is said to be worth as much as $104 million and is no doubt a sign that McDermott sees the partnership between the 28-year-old former Minnesota Vikings man and star quarterback Josh Allen as a key part of where his Bills are looking to head.

It’s a deal that Diggs is understandably ecstatic about completing, the Bills man taking to Instagram to respond;

​​”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 was a fifth-round draft pick with the Vikings in 2015 but left in 2019 in somewhat messy circumstances. 

In two years as a Bill, Diggs has caught 230 passes for a total of 2760 yards and 18 touchdowns, and that level of consistency is part of the reason for the big contract numbers. Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane also commented on the deal in glowing terms:

“I want to give all players their respect and a fair pay, whoever it is, and Stef’s no different,” 

“I think the world of Stef. I think what he’s brought to our team has been great. He’s been great for Josh. He’s been great for our offense, and his leadership has stepped up, and we want to see Stef in Buffalo for years to come.”

McDermott’s reign in charge of the Bills has been a successful one, to say the least. When he took charge of the team in 2017, they hadn’t made it to the postseason in 17 consecutive seasons. 

So far, in the five seasons he’s been in charge, McDermott’s Bills side has done so on four of five occasions, and the next logical step is a Super Bowl push, something they are clearly capable of doing in the coming season.

The Buffalo Bills have lost out to the Kansas City Chiefs in each of the last two seasons, and there is every sign that McDermott’s side is capable of making that next step, and Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are going to be two key players in that quest.