Stefon Diggs can become free agent after 2024 in reworked Texans deal

The Texans reworked the contract of newly acquired wide receiver Stefon Diggs, getting rid of the final three years on the deal and allowing him to become a free agent after this season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. 

Additionally, Houston moved up the $3.5 million that Diggs is guaranteed in 2025 to this upcoming season, which means that he’ll be guaranteed $22.52 million this year, the report stated. 

The news comes a day after the Texans added the star wide receiver in a deal with the Bills that landed them a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick, while giving up a 2025 second-round pick they had via the Minnesota Vikings.

Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs
The Buffalo Bills traded Stefon Diggs to the Texans. AP

The deal gives young quarterback CJ Stroud one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL to throw to next season. 

The team indicated Diggs will wear the No. 1 when he suits up for the Texans this upcoming season in a social media post on Thursday evening. 

The reworked deal benefits the Texans and Diggs, in theory, incentivizing the receiver even further for next season and allowing Diggs the chance to get a new deal in 2025. 

It also gives the Texans an out if things don’t necessarily pan out the way they hope it will.

In terms of annual salary, Diggs is the fifth highest-paid receiver in the NFL with only Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp and A.J. Brown ahead of him, according to the Houston Chronicle

Diggs has had six consecutive seasons of 1,000-plus receiving yards, but his numbers took a significant dip last year — after the first six games he didn’t record a 100-yard performance. 

He did finish 2023 with 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns. 

The end of Diggs’ time in Buffalo was met with questions about his happiness in Western New York, which began at the end of the 2022 season and continued into mini camp in 2023.


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