“Buffalo Bills Expected to Execute Major Offseason Move, Potentially Triggering Larger Issues with Star Player”

The Buffalo Bills were on the verge of defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs but fell just short. Unfortunately, this heartbreaking loss could have significant repercussions for one of the Bills’ prominent players and potentially create more instability within the team.

Buffalo went all-in during the past two seasons, making sacrifices in long-term cap space and draft capital to construct a championship-worthy roster. Despite falling short in the Divisional Round for the third consecutive year, Buffalo will likely face a talent drain during the upcoming NFL offseason.

Why the Super Bowl window of the Buffalo Bills might be closing

    • Stefon Diggs contract: $27.854 million cap hit in 2024, $18.5 million salary in 2024
      • Pre-June 1 Cut/Trade: -$3.242 million cap hit
      • Post-June 1 Cut/Trade: $19.005 million cap savings in 2024, $22.247 million dead cap
    • Pre-June 1 Cut/Trade: -$3.242 million cap hit
    • Post-June 1 Cut/Trade: $19.005 million cap savings in 2024, $22.247 million dead cap

In 2024, the Buffalo Bills will have a list of free agents, which includes key starters like Gabe Davis, Leonard Floyd, DaQuan Jones, Tyrel Dodson, Micah Hyde, and Dane Jackson. However, due to the team’s current financial situation, being $50.6 million over the 2024 NFL salary cap, it is likely that there will be salary cap casualties, resulting in several free agents not being able to return to the team.

All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who had a game-changing drop in the loss to the Chiefs, is facing an uncertain future. Although he is expected to stay in Buffalo at the moment, there are potential complications that could arise for both Diggs and the team.

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In a recent edition of Football Morning in America, Peter King from NBC Sports predicts that Buffalo Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane will undertake significant changes to Stefon Diggs’ contract. This move, according to King, is likely to aggravate the already discontented No. 1 wide receiver in Buffalo.

    • Stefon Diggs stats: 107 receptions, 1,183 receiving yards, 11.1 yards per reception, 8 touchdowns
      • Last 8 Games: 37 receptions, 349 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 58.7% catch rate
    • Last 8 Games: 37 receptions, 349 receiving yards, 1 touchdown, 58.7% catch rate

Buffalo needs to address Diggs’ contract due to its cap situation. Diggs currently has the second-largest cap hit on the team, with only Allen surpassing him ($47.056 million). Considering Diggs’ performance in the second half of the regular season, an extension for the 31-year-old seems unlikely.

The NFL rules grant the Bills the ability to make minor adjustments to Diggs’ contract in 2024 without seeking his consent, thus offering some financial relief. However, if Buffalo wants to maximize their cap savings, they would require Diggs’ approval for significant modifications to his contract. Currently, it seems that the Bills plan to retain their top receiver, but Beane’s handling of the situation and Diggs’ contract could potentially lead to changes later in the offseason.

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