Bills GM Admits Josh Allen Didn't Know Stefon Diggs Trade Was Going Down

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has a word with receiver Stefon Diggs.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has a word with receiver Stefon Diggs. / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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The Buffalo Bills made a significant change to their offense Wednesday, trading star receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2025 second-round draft pick.

But not everyone was fully in the loop. Quarterback Josh Allen likely found out he was losing his top receiver at the same time the news was first reported.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane told reporters Wednesday that Allen was unaware the trade was actually happening and likely woke up to the surprising transaction just like everyone else. But Beane did say he speaks often with Allen throughout the offseason, and the quarterback knew there was at least a slight possibility Buffalo would part ways with Diggs.

"I did alert him that had been some inquiries and that it wasn't 100% off the table," Beane said, via NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano.

The Bills' offense now looks quite different heading into the 2024 NFL draft. Diggs, their top receiver for the past four years, is now in Houston. And Gabe Davis, who finished second on the team in receiving yards the past two seasons, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March.

Now, Khalil Shakir, Mack Hollins and Curtis Samuel are Allen's top three receivers on the depth chart. The Bills only have two selections in the first three rounds of the upcoming 2024 NFL draft at No. 28 and No. 60.

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