Stefon Diggs, Bills agree to 4-year extension

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Wide receiver Stefon Diggs and the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a four-year, $96 million extension on Wednesday morning, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The deal is worth up to $104 million with incentives and $70 million of it is guaranteed.

Diggs had signed a five-year, $72 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, meaning his contract would have expired following the 2023 season that would have made him a free agent. The new extension keeps him under team control through the 2027 season.

The 28-year-old has reached a new level of superstardom since coming to Buffalo from the Vikings in 2020 in a trade that ultimately provided the latter the draft pick to select All-Pro wide receiver, Justin Jefferson.

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He had already been a serviceable top-two receiver in Minnesota — he recorded 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns between 2018 and 2019 — but the drama between him, quarterback Kirk Cousins, and fellow top receiver Adam Theilen saw relations sour, ultimately leading to his trade.

As the No. 1 target for ever-ascending star quarterback Josh Allen in Buffalo, Diggs has seen his production surge. In 2020, he led the NFL with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards to go with eight touchdowns as a staple of a team that made it to the AFC Championship Game.

He followed it up with a 103-catch, 1,225-yard season that included a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2021