Stefon Diggs has proved a lot in his first season in Buffalo. After the 2020 regular season, he has proved to be the most productive receiver in the league.
With 127 receptions and 1,535 yards, Diggs finishes as the NFL's leader in both categories for the 2020 season. Diggs is the first player in Buffalo Bills history to lead the NFL in receptions and yards in a single season.
His receptions and receiving yardage totals were career highs for Diggs in a single season. He also had eight receiving touchdowns this season which is tied for the second-highest in his career.
The wide receiver finished the Bills regular season finale against Miami with seven catches for 76 yards and has seven-plus receptions in eight straight games which extended his club record. The old record had been set by Eric Moulds with five games in Weeks 1-5 during the 2002 season.
Quarterback Josh Allen spoke after the game about what Diggs means to this Buffalo Bills team:
"He just finds ways to get open, catch the ball and make plays after the catch. I love that guy," Allen said after the game. "He's been awesome for us. It's been awesome for me as a friend, and a teammate, just a guy that I trust completely. …The thing about him is that it just didn't happen by accident, he's the guy that works extremely hard, probably more so than anybody that I've ever seen. He takes care of his body like nobody has ever seen and it all translates into what he does on the field."
Diggs now has the most catches (127) by a veteran player in his first year with a new team surpassing Brandon Marshall 118 receptions he had in 2012 with Chicago. He also is the first veteran player to lead the NFL in receiving yards in his first year with a new team. The Bills playmaker also tied a franchise record for 100-yard receiving games in a single season with seven joining Andre Reed (1989) and Eric Moulds (2000).
The 127 receptions are a club single-season record (old record: 100, Eric Moulds in 2002). It is also the sixth-highest total in NFL history, behind Michael Thomas (149 in 2019), Marvin Harrison (143 in 2002), Antonio Brown and Julio Jones (136 each in 2015), and Brown (129 in 2014).
Sean McDermott had more high praise for Diggs, not only for the accolades but for the all-around team player he is.
"I've mentioned it before, I very much appreciate and am grateful for Stef," McDermott stated after the game. "I love his approach, he's a team player, and extremely competitive. I think more than anything he wants the team to continue to grow and get better. That's probably been one of the biggest marks that he's had on our team. That's great to see."