1. Josh Allen's initial reaction to the Stefon Diggs trade + what's next
Bills quarterback Josh Allen made an appearance on Adam Schein's SiriusXM's MadDag Radio on Thursday. And with his first public comments since the Bills trade for Stefon Diggs, Allen acknowledged that he was still feeling a high from one of the biggest transactions in the NFL this month.
"I'm still pumped about it. I am still floating on cloud nine. I just can't wait to work with him. Obviously with this stuff going around, traveling and trying to get in touch and start throwing with him that's going to be delayed, but I just want to get back to work," Allen said. "I know this might take some time to blow over, but we've been staying in contact and trying to devise a plan to get together. The things he can do on a football field are unbelievable – the route-running, the way he can make contested catches. I've talked to him on the phone a couple of times and [it's great to see] just how cool of a dude he seems. He's going to mesh in very well with our wide receiver group. He's going to mesh well within our locker room and our team. Big-time playmaker and he's going to help us out a lot this year."
2. Pro Football Focus says this team has provided its young QB with the best supporting cast
Among recent first-round quarterbacks, Pro Football Focus believes the Bills have set up Josh Allen to succeed better than any other team in the NFL. From the eight quarterbacks drafted in the first two rounds the past two seasons, Allen ranks No. 1 for his supporting cast writes Pro Football Focus.
The Bills have done a great job of building their offense over the last two years, adding numerous pieces along the offensive line and at the skill positions. Last season, the additions of wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley worked wonders for Allen's production on throws up to 20 yards, as they combined for 1,838 yards while Brown's speed had to be respected as a downfield threat. The addition of WR Stefon Diggs gives the Bills a trio with fantastic route running at all levels of the field and perhaps the best top three wide receivers in the league.
Diggs is a rare combination of outstanding route-running and contested-catch ability, making him a clear No. 1 option with Brown and Beasley able to play to their strengths. Tight end Dawson Knox also showed well last season as a rookie, averaging 13.9 yards/reception. On the offensive line, Buffalo took a high-volume approach which paid off by improving the unit by a few notches in the 2019 final ranking, and they may be ever better this season. …
3. Stefon Diggs shares these thoughts on his new teammates
New Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs hopped onto Instagram Live on Thursday and fielded some questions from various Bills fans. He was very positive on some of his new teammates like John Brown, Cole Beasley, and Josh Allen. Click on the link below to hear Diggs' thoughts on his fellow receivers and new quarterback.