April 17, 2024

Brandon Beane: I alerted Josh Allen that a Stefon Diggs trade wasn’t off the table

While the Bills stunned most of the NFL world on Wednesday by buying and selling receiver Stefon Diggs to the Texans, Buffalo General Manager Brandon Beane famous there was at the least one participant who shouldn’t have been shocked by the flip of occasions:

Quarterback Josh Allen.

While Beane mentioned throughout his Wednesday press convention that he hadn’t spoken to Allen since the trade was finalized, the G.M. had given his quarterback a heads up that Diggs might get moved.

“I did alert [Allen] that there had been some inquiries and it wasn’t 100 percent off the table,” Beane mentioned, by way of the crew’s web site. “Josh and I have a pretty regular conversation on things and I think it’s important for me to make sure if I think something could happen to make sure he’s not blindsided,”

Beane added that he plans to the touch base with Allen quickly.

The Bills may have some work to do at receiver to interchange Diggs’ manufacturing, as he caught at the least 103 passes for at the least 1,100 yards with at the least eight touchdowns in every of his 4 seasons with the membership.

“They’ve been a really good duo,” Beane mentioned of Diggs and Allen. “I don’t think Stef made All-Pro before he got here, and he made multiple and some Pro Bowls in there too. And, Josh ramped up as well. So I do think when they were clicking, the games they were clicking or the seasons they were really clicking. You could say they were probably up there with most any quarterback-receiver.”

Allen and Diggs each made their first Pro Bowl in the receiver’s first season with the crew, 2020. Diggs was a first-team All-Pro choice that season after main the league in catches (127) and yards (1,535). It was Allen’s first and solely second-team All-Pro choice as properly.

Diggs was a Pro Bowler for all 4 of his seasons with Buffalo, additionally making second-team All-Pro in 2022. Allen was chosen to the Pro Bowl in 2022 as properly.