Givanni Damico | March 16th, 2020
The Bills finally made a huge move today, but it didn’t have to do with free agency. Everybody has been mocking Tee Higgins to the Bills at 22, and as a Bills fan, I’ve been sick to my stomach. There’s nothing I want less than a big-bodied receiver who is slow, not agile and runs a limited route tree. Well, I no longer have to worry about that.
The Bills made a blockbuster move sending pick 22, along with a 2020 fifth-round pick and sixth-round pick, as well as a 2021 4th-round pick for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs has had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in Minnesota and now joins a prolific Buffalo offense with Josh Allen, John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Devin Singletary. Buffalo hasn’t had a true number one wide receiver in years, and they finally have got one now. This deal was more than worth it for Buffalo because that pick probably would have been used on a receiver like Higgins, and the late-round picks are not too important here.
Looking at this from Minnesota’s perspective, it’s also a win. Diggs wanted out of Minnesota, and the Vikings were able to get a first-round pick for him. This added draft capital will allow them to rebuild their secondary and offensive line in the first round. The only problem this creates is that now Minnesota has a hole at the receiver position. Was this trade worth it? I’d say it’s a win-win for both sides.
Take notes, Bill O’Brien. Minnesota got a lot more for Diggs than Houston got for DeAndre Hopkins, and Hopkins didn’t necessarily want out of Houston. This just shows what a poor trade Houston made.
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