Bills GM: Stefon Diggs is not a diva

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There is a perception by some around the NFL that new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a diva, but general manager Brandon Beane isn’t having it.

Speaking to reporters Thursday on a conference call, Beane made it clear that he and the Bills don’t view Diggs as a diva, but rather they see him as “a dog” who will fit in with the culture in Buffalo.

Diggs certainly did his part to work his way out of Minnesota, where he spent the first five years of his pro career. Using social media as a tool toward the goal, a la Antonio Brown, he made it clear that trading him was the only real option the Vikings had.

Furthermore, during his tenure in Minnesota, Diggs had his run-ins with quarterback Kirk Cousins and displayed diva-like tendencies.

However, the Bills are ecstatic to have landed him. Quarterback Josh Allen recently expressed his excitement about having Diggs join him in Buffalo.

“I’m still pumped about it. I am still floating on cloud nine. I just can’t wait to work with him,” Allen told SiriusXM’s MadDog Radio. “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.”

It’s going to be fascinating to see how Diggs meshes with the Bills. They gave up quite a bit to land him in a trade, and in a year where so many elite receivers are available in the draft that decision could come back to haunt them.