Bills Hot Take: Stefon Diggs could make or break team's Super Bowl hopes in 2024

Stefon Diggs is once again uncertain about his future with the Buffalo Bills.
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As the Buffalo Bills prepare to retool in hopes of finally getting over that Super Bowl hump in 2024, they may have to do it without one of their biggest playmakers.  After another season that ended in playoff disappointment, Stefon Diggs is a player to watch this offseason as his future leaps back into the spotlight.

During the Pro Bowl games in Orlando, the Bills star wideout was asked about his future in Buffalo and, well, he didn’t add much optimism as to whether he will remain in a Bills’ uniform for the foreseeable future.

"I feel like I take it day by day," Diggs said, via ESPN. "Obviously, there's a lot of changes going on, a lot of things going on. I can't really put the carriage before the horse, you know what I'm saying? But I got a great offseason in front of me to put a lot of work in and kind of build around what we got and what we're doing.

"I can't tell you what the future holds, but I'm still being me."

Buffalo Bills must prepare for life without Stefon Diggs

Diggs had another stellar season with the Bills with 107 receptions for 1183 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he did have a lackluster performance in the team’s lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round of the playoffs.  Still, Diggs importance to Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense is monumental, but just as he can impact the team on the field with his talent, he can do as much damage off the field if he is disgruntled.

Bills star wideout Stefon Diggs
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That’s where the question about his future comes into the spotlight.  Under his current contract, Diggs is signed through 2027, but his $27.8 million cap this season could lead the Bills to exploring other options if they hope to continue to build around Allen. 

If there is some doubt surround Diggs or if he pushes for a trade, the Bills will be left with some options.  First, they will have to re-sign wide receiver Gabriel Davis who formed a nice 1-2 punch with Diggs.  Despite a down season, Davis did come on strong to end the season and is a reliable target for Allen.  In free agency, the team could try to lure a player like Mike Evans or younger options like Tee Higgins and Michael Pittman Jr.  There are also options in the draft like Oregon’s Troy Franklin who would be an intriguing option at No. 28 in the 2024 NFL Draft with or without Diggs in 2024.

As far as the star wideout goes, he says he is ready to go no matter the situation going forward. An interesting question is would Diggs restructure to help the Bills build a Super Bowl contender? Or would that lead to more drama in Buffalo?  It’s all worth keeping an eye on as the offseason and the new NFL league year approaches.