Diggs concerned over NFL return

Last Updated: 08/07/20 9:37pm

Stefon Diggs was traded to the Bills this offseason

Stefon Diggs was traded to the Bills this offseason

Stefon Diggs was traded to the Bills this offseason

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs admits that he has concerns about how the NFL will proceed as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

The 26-year-old proclaimed his love for football in a series of tweets on Tuesday before adding that “there’s so many unanswered questions with this upcoming season. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up.”

Diggs’ comment came on the heels of Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president J.C. Tretter writing a letter questioning whether the league truly is prioritising player safety in its return-to-work plan.

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Diggs also acknowledged that it would be “weird” to play in front of an empty stadium should that measure be required.

The Bills acquired Diggs and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on March 16 in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, who received first, fifth and sixth-round selections in that draft. The Vikings also received a fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft.

He set a career-high last season with 1,130 receiving yards. He had 63 catches, six of them for touchdowns, while playing in 15 games, as well as adding four receptions for 76 yards and a score in two playoff games.

In 2018, Diggs made a career-high 102 catches for 1,021 yards and scored a personal-best nine touchdowns.

In five NFL seasons, he has 365 receptions for 4,623 yards and 30 TDs.

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