April 17, 2024

Brandon Beane: No one thing led to Stefon Diggs trade, you weigh the pros and cons

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane mentioned there was no one particular motive the Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Texans on Wednesday, however that they’re assured they’ve made the finest transfer for the long-term well being of the Bills franchise.

“You don’t want to get into every reason you make every move. It’s not one thing,” Beane mentioned. “You weigh the pros and the cons with every decision like this. We don’t take it lightly. But we’re always making moves in the best interests of the Bills.”

There had been apparent tensions in Buffalo surrounding Diggs, with a notion that the group and the participant didn’t all the time see eye-to-eye. Beane didn’t go into any of that after the commerce.

“I really appreciate everything he brought to the team. He was a big part of us winning four divisions,” Beane mentioned.

Beane mentioned the Bills have turned down different commerce provides for Diggs however felt the Texans’ provide — Houston is sending its 2025 second-round draft decide to Buffalo in alternate for Diggs, a 2025 fifth-round decide and a 2024 sixth-round decide — was the proper provide at the proper time.

“It’s not the first time we’ve been called to ask, would we move him?” Beane mentioned, including that commerce talks solely bought severe this week.

Asked why the Bills would transfer on from Diggs now, two years after they signed him to an enormous contract extension, Beane mentioned, “A lot can change in two years.”