Buffalo Bills followers may quickly get a way of déjà vu this offseason — a sense they in all probability already are experiencing after one other disappointing playoff exit.
The Payments received scorching on the proper time within the common season, profitable six of their last seven video games earlier than the playoffs, en path to an AFC East title. Regardless of their earlier playoff exits, some predicted the Payments have been lastly able to take the following step.
However they did not — the Kansas City Chiefs beat them, 27-24, within the divisional spherical. It was the third time in 4 years the Chiefs knocked Buffalo out of the playoffs.
Now, questions have surfaced once more relating to the way forward for receiver Stefon Diggs in western New York.
Diggs’ four-year extension that he signed two years in the past kicks on this season, slating him to remain in Buffalo by means of 2027. Nevertheless, he was notably mysteriously absent from final 12 months’s OTAs.
Even throughout the season, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, Stefon’s brother, posted on X that his sibling “gotta get up outta there.“
The Payments receiver has generally appeared sad on the sideline, and quarterback Josh Allen even insinuated final summer time that the 2 had some problems to resolve.
Regardless of his new contract, Diggs did not precisely sound dedicated to Buffalo when talking forward of the Professional Bowl Video games this weekend in Orlando, Florida.
“I really feel like I take it day-to-day,” he mentioned, via ESPN. “Clearly, there’s a variety of adjustments happening, a variety of issues happening. I am unable to actually put the carriage earlier than the horse, what I am saying? However I received an awesome offseason in entrance of me to place a variety of work in and form of construct round what we received and what we’re doing.
“I am unable to inform you what the long run holds, however I am nonetheless being me.”
When requested whether or not he was prepared to maneuver ahead with the Payments, Diggs replied, “I am able to go regardless of which approach it goes.”
Diggs dropped an important lengthy go within the divisional recreation towards the Chiefs. A number of performs later, Buffalo kicker Tyler Bass missed a subject purpose extensive proper, giving Kansas Metropolis the win.
“I have been within the league for a very long time. Clearly, whilst gamers, some performs we wish again and a few performs I need again, particularly on the finish of the sport,” Diggs mentioned. “However it’s not a lot you are able to do about it. Now, right here, as you are taking a few weeks to decompress and give it some thought, issues may have been higher. However [I’m] form of rolling with the punches and shifting ahead.”
In his first six video games of the season, Diggs eclipsed 100 receiving yards 5 occasions, totaling 620 yards and 5 touchdowns. However in his last 13 video games, together with the playoffs, he had simply 636 yards, by no means racking up greater than 90 yards in a single recreation.