June 24, 2024

Texans WR Stefon Diggs Sends Direct Message to Bills QB Josh Allen

Two months after the Buffalo Bills shocked the NFL by trading Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans, the wide receiver spoke to the media for the first time.

On Tuesday, June 4, Diggs addressed his departure, mentioning that the trade didn’t surprise him. “I kind of felt it was going in that direction throughout the season [in Buffalo],” he said. “I had some ups and downs, especially after the first eight [games]… I kind of sensed it.”

“When I got traded? I was happy. I was in a good place,” he noted. Diggs described his new experience in Houston as “a breath of fresh air” but had no ill words for Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Despite the Minnesota Vikings not trading him to Buffalo in 2020 “with the best intent,” Diggs thrived because of Allen. “When I got to Buffalo, Josh… is still my guy. People don’t really understand what it’s like to be out there. He really embraced me. He kinda had that Southern hospitality… I probably wouldn’t be right here without him. I got a lot of love for that boy. Y’all give him a hug and a kiss for me.”

Texans WR Stefon Diggs' Direct Message to Bills QB Josh Allen

The Bills incurred over $31 million in dead money and a $4 million cap hit to part ways with Allen’s top receiver. To finalize the deal, Buffalo also sent Houston a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick, receiving a 2025 second-rounder in return.

Diggs emphasized that he didn’t come to Houston to “chase a ring,” but he did come to win. “It takes a lot of effort and a lot of consistency from me… Winning is always in the forefront of my brain with everything I do. But it’s one thing at a time rather than just jumping the gun.”

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