Brandon Beane Calls Stefon Diggs Trade A Win-Win For Buffalo And Minnesota
Rarely in any sport are trades a win-win for both teams. When discussing the Stefon Diggs trade, I’m not sure you can call it anything else. Diggs has been a perfect fit for Buffalo and the Vikings acquired multiple picks including what became Justin Jefferson.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane talked about the trade following the conclusion of the Bills 2020 season:
“I thought it was a win-win. First off, I thought Minnesota did a nice job of filling that void that they lost with Stef,” General Manager Brandon Beane said in his season-ending press conference. “[Diggs] came in and he and I and Sean [McDermott] sat down for a half hour and we talked about what went well in Minnesota, what didn’t go well, things that he learned, and things that we could learn about him. And he owned up. He didn’t come in here pointing fingers [saying], ‘It was all them.’ We said, you’re going to have a fresh start. This is what we expect. And he was just golden from start to finish.”
“He jelled with the guys. He wanted to be one of the guys. He didn’t try to be something different. He’s a magnetic personality,” Beane said. “We’ll take as many Stef Diggs as we can get on this team.”
Diggs more than delivered during his first year with Bills Mafia. Diggs led the league with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards receiving. Both of those marks are franchise single season records. The former Maryland product played well in the postseason too. In three games, Diggs caught 20 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns.
Diggs was a perfect fit in every sense of the word. Hey, if Diggs helped Tre’Davious White better than that’s gravy. Josh Allen took his game to the next level and Diggs proved how elite he was. Going from Kirk Cousins to Allen certainly helps.