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Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was frustrated after the Buffalo Bills’ Divisional Round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are five potential trade destinations for the star wide receiver.
The Buffalo Bills have shown to be consistent Super Bowl contenders out of the AFC in recent years. In 2020, they made it to the AFC Championship Game, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs Last year, they lost once again to the Chiefs, that time in the Divisional Round. The Bills entered these playoffs looking to finally make it into the Super Bowl.
Instead, Buffalo was convincingly defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10. It wasn’t a close contest like many had anticipated, as the defense couldn’t stop Cincinnati’s offense. Not to mention that the vaunted Buffalo offense couldn’t do much. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was held to just four receptions for 35 yards on 10 targets.
It was evident during the game that Diggs was frustrated. He was spotted yelling at quarterback Josh Allen on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. Then after the game, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic tweeted out that Diggs left the locker room with his stuff before the team made it to the tunnel, and that running back Duke Johnson had to stop the wide receiver and brought him back to the locker room. Diggs left the locker room again a few minutes later.
With this, fans are wondering if Diggs will orchestrate his exit from Buffalo much like he did with the Minnesota Vikings. If this were to happen (which isn’t a given), here are five teams that should make a call to the Bills for Diggs.
The Chicago Bears have their franchise quarterback in Justin Fields. The second-year quarterback mostly did his damage while running the football. While that can be attributed to his ability to evade defenders and run up the gridiron with incredible speed, the team’s lackluster wide receiving corps plays a role in that as well.
Chicago’s leading receiver was tight end Cole Kmet, who recorded 50 receptions for 544 yards and seven touchdowns. Darnell Mooney caught 40-of-61 targets for 493 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bears need to add a top-tier receiver to help out Fields. The team has the capacity to do so, as they are set to carry $115 million in cap space, and have draft capital at their disposal.