The Facts: Diggs is getting more money than anticipated to start his Bills career. Buffalo tweaked Diggs' contract Tuesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, moving money up a few years in his deal.
Diehards Line: The tweaks included increasing Diggs' 2020 compensation by $3.3 million (to what is now $14.8 million), reducing 2021 cash by $300,000, but also increasing the 2021 guarantee by $7.7 million to $11 million, and finally, reducing 2022-2023 cash from $25.55 million to $22.67 million. In essence, the Bills decided to shift money up the timeline to pay Diggs now and lessen the financial burden later down the road, which is almost always a wise decision from a front office perspective. ... Diggs was traded to Buffalo in March and remains under the five-year, $72 million extension he signed in Minnesota in 2018. He'll be expected to serve as the No. 1 wideout Buffalo has desperately wanted for more than a decade as part of a team projected to contend for the AFC East crown.