The Houston Texans are going all in for 2024.

After the team acquired former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a trade last Wednesday, it was also announced on Friday that he would become a free agent in 2025.

Diggs, 30, originally had three years remaining on an extension he signed with the Bills. However, the Texans’ restructuring of Diggs’ new deal voided those years. This means the Pro Bowl wideout can test the waters of free agency after next season.

For Diggs, 2024 is a “prove-it” year for the controversial receiver. Despite posting 1,183 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions, he was not as productive during the second half of the season. Making matters worse, Diggs dropped a long pass from quarterback Josh Allen in the fourth quarter of an AFC Divisional game against the Kansas City Chiefs, a match they would lose 27-24.

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Both ownership and fans seemed ready to move on from Diggs, but the Texans have an opportunity to revive the optics of a player still regarded as a premiere offensive threat in the NFL. Houston quarterback CJ Stroud is coming off arguably the most outstanding rookie season in history, leading a team that was supposed to be at the bottom of the standings to an AFC South title and a blowout win in the Wild Card round.

Stroud already has two talented, young wide receivers in Tank Dell and Nico Collins. Factor in Diggs and extra motivation due to the lack of a long-term contract, the news of Diggs’ contract situation could end up being a resounding success in H-Town.

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