The Buffalo Bills finalized a blockbuster deal with the Houston Texans last week to trade Stefon Diggs for a 2025 second-round pick. They will also give up a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick to Houston.

This trade marks the end of the Diggs era in Buffalo – he had grown into a somewhat toxic relationship with the Bills organization. He made a “cryptic” social media post last month saying he was “ready for whatever” after being absent from a mandatory team minicamp last year. At the February Pro Bowl Games, Diggs shared doubts about his future with the Bills and quarterback Josh Allen.

“I can’t tell you what the future holds, but I’m still being me,” he said.

Now he’ll join the most up-and-coming offense in the league with quarterback C.J. Stroud, wide receivers Tank Dell and Nico Collins and a proven veteran at running back in Joe Mixon, who was acquired in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this offseason.

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Despite their playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round last season, Diggs produced well for the Bills last year. He did seem to be out of rhythm with Allen at times. After recording 100-yard receiving yards in five of his first six games, the 30-year-old averaged 51.2 receiving yards per game the rest of the season. He finished his season with 107 catches for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns.

This still needs to change the fact that Diggs is still one of the top receivers in the NFL. That makes the idea of him pairing up with the Stroud and the Texans even more frightening for other teams around the league. Diggs will wear number one in Houston.

This will leave an exciting hole in the Bills’ wide receiver room. The team also lost receiver Gabe Davis to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. Their depth chart at receiver consists of Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, Justin Shorter and Mack Hollins.

CBS gave the Texans and Bills ‘A’ and ‘C-‘ grades on the trade, respectively. The Super Bowl champion Chiefs will now have a new team to contend with in the AFC.

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