Stefon Diggs didn’t express much clarity about his Bills future during his first public comments since his team’s playoff elimination in the AFC divisional round.
Some have speculated that due to Diggs’ lack of production in the second half of this past season season and the nearly $28 million cap hit he’ll account for in 2024 that the Bills could elect to part ways with the star receiver.
Diggs addressed the media on Friday at the Pro Bowl Games.
“I feel like I take it day by day,” Diggs told reporters, per 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.”
Diggs has four years left on his contract and is scheduled to make nearly $20 million for each of the next four seasons.
Diggs, 30, has a potential out in his contract following the 2025 season, and considering his lack of production at the end of the season with his high cap hit, it’s believed that the four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro may see his deal restructured this off-season, NBC’s Peter King reported in January.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane publicly supported Diggs after the team’s playoff defeat to the Chiefs, one where Diggs had a crucial fourth-quarter drop and had just three catches for 21 yards.
“We have to continue to put weapons out there to keep teams from bracketing him or locking him down in different ways to take him away,” Beane said. “Stef can still play. I’m sure he would love to have that deep ball again. He’d be the first to tell you. He’s super competitive. He’s going to work his tail off this offseason. I know there’s various reasons or questions on this or his production … but I still see Stef as a No. 1 receiver.”
Diggs recorded 70 catches for 834 yards and seven touchdowns through the first nine games of the regular season, accumulating 100 yards in five different contests.
But in the final eight games of the year, he didn’t have a single 100-yard outing, reached 50 or more yards just twice and just had 37 catches for 349 yards and a touchdown.
In the playoffs, Diggs was limited to 10 catches for 73 yards despite having 17 targets.