Buffalo Bills trade their star wide receiver to the Houston Texans in a major trade deal.

Diggs will join forces with second-year quarterback CJ Stroud in Houston, where Stroud led the Texans to an unexpected playoff appearance and earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2023.

The 30-year-old receiver bids farewell to the Buffalo Bills after four years, originally joining the team via a trade from the Minnesota Vikings in 2020, where he was drafted in the fifth round back in 2015.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, along with Diggs, the Bills are also sending a 2025 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick to the Texans.

This acquisition of Diggs underscores the Texans’ commitment to maximizing the potential of star quarterback Stroud, who was the second overall pick in the 2023 Draft out of Ohio State, signaling a new era under head coach DeMeco Ryans.

Diggs now becomes the prominent veteran presence in the Texans’ offense, joining a receiving corps that already includes Nico Collins, who led the team in receiving yards last season, along with Tank Dell, Dalton Schultz, Noah Brown, Brevin Jordan, and John Metchie III.

Houston further fortified its roster earlier in the offseason by signing former Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon to complement Dameon Pierce in the backfield. Additionally, the Texans added depth to their defense by acquiring former Vikings edge rusher Danielle Hunter and former Tennessee Titans defensive end Denico Autry.

In the 2023 season, Diggs recorded 1,183 receiving yards, which was his lowest total during his four-year tenure with the Bills. Notably, he didn’t achieve a 100-yard game from Week Six onward. Despite this, he earned his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl selection during his time in Buffalo. Throughout 66 regular season games with the Bills, Diggs accumulated 445 receptions for 5,372 yards and 37 touchdowns.

In April 2022, he inked a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Bills, solidifying his role as Josh Allen’s primary target. Despite their strong performances together and the team’s reputation as contenders for a championship, the Bills have yet to reach a Super Bowl. In Diggs’ first season with the team, they fell short at the AFC Championship Game, followed by consecutive losses in the Divisional Round in the subsequent three years.

With Diggs’ departure, the Bills now rely on a group of primary weapons including versatile running back James Cook, emerging receiver Khalil Shakir, experienced players Curtis Samuel and Mack Hollins, along with tight ends Dawson Knox and Dalton Kincaid.

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