Could the Bills trade former Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs this year?

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

After the Buffalo Bills and Stefon Diggs saw their 2023 season come to an end on Sunday, trade rumors about the former Minnesota Vikings receiver have returned.

Since he was traded by the Minnesota Vikings in 2020, All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs and the Buffalo Bills have been sent home in the playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs in three of the last four seasons.

For whatever reason, Diggs and the Bills just can't seem to ever do enough to defeat the Chiefs, with the latest loss coming in an AFC divisional-round playoff matchup on Sunday.

During the loss, the former Vikings receiver only managed to haul in three of his eight targets for just 21 yards, and unsurprisingly, Buffalo fans weren't very thrilled with his performance.

Could the Buffalo Bills trade former Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs in 2024?

By the time Minnesota ended up trading Diggs to the Bills in 2020, a number of Vikings fans were over some of his antics and ready for him to head out the door.

It's starting to sound like Buffalo fans are starting to feel similarly about the talented wide receiver, especially after he didn't speak to the media following the team's loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

So, is it possible that we could see the Bills take after the Vikings and be the ones to send Diggs packing to a new team in the near future?

Well, unless Buffalo reconstructs his contract to get a trade done, it doesn't seem likely that the Bills will be able to deal the former Minnesota wide receiver to another team this year.

According to Spotrac, the current terms of Diggs' contract would result in Buffalo losing more than $3 million in cap space while also being stuck with more than $31 million in dead cap.

The soonest the Bills could make a trade involving Diggs that wouldn't cripple them financially would be after June 1st of this year.

If Buffalo is able to get another team to make a deal for Diggs after June 1st, then his departure would clear a little more than $19 million in cap space.

That's almost six months away though, and by then, the Bills and their fans might have cooled down their urge to want to trade away their top wide receiver this offseason.

Some Buffalo fans aren't going to be happy, but the chances of the Bills actually trading Diggs this offseason don't seem very high at this moment.