Stefon Diggs Could Score Big Bonus With This Stat On Sunday
The Bills take on the Jets on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. They have already clinched a playoff spot, but the game still has big implications for wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
It's a game that many Bills fans have had on their calendar as one of the most meaningless of the season since the schedule was released. Most of us pretty much thought the Bills would have the division wrapped up at this point and we would be looking at a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Of course, that's not how the season has gone for the Bills this year. They did what they needed to do to get back in the division lead, but they can win it this weekend by securing a "W" against division rivals, the struggling NY Jets.
But for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, this game has more on the line. In many cases in the NFL, players are bonused on how well they've done throughout the year. Diggs is one of those cases and he's close to scoring big on Sunday.
He had a couple of big benchmarks that he needed to hit in 2021. The first was for total receiving yards. He needed to get to 1,375 yards this year to hit that one. He would have to have the biggest game of his season to get to that one. The other was total catches. That number was set at 100 and he only needs 6 catches to reach that one. If he does, it will add to his salary for the next two years - by a lot.
If he gets there, he would add $750,000 and $800,000 to his 2022 and 2023 base salaries.
It's a huge amount of money and you have to know that Josh Allen will be well aware of that number. He wants his WR1 to get paid. Expect to see at least 6 catches from Diggs this weekend.
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