Stefon Diggs, a receiver for Buffalo Bills, isn’t afraid to take risks, so when he spoke with Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated about the league’s wide receivers and cornerbacks, he didn’t hold back. According to Diggs, a two-time Pro Bowler, the NFL only has “seven to eight hot receivers that can catch, can generate separation, can go fast, can stop,” according to a piece published on Thursday. Diggs is even less thrilled with the cornerbacks in the league, observing that just three of them effectively cover the elite wideouts. Trevon Diggs, Diggs’ younger brother, is mentioned in one corner.
Along with Xavien Howard of the Dolphins and Marshon Lattimore of the Saints, Trevon Diggs has a strong argument for inclusion on his brother’s list. In 2021, he had the most interceptions in the NFL with 11, returning two of them for scores. Diggs concluded the year with more interceptions than Howard and Lattimore put together, and no other cornerback finished with double-digit picks. On the field, the oldest Diggs sibling is no slouch either. In each of the previous four seasons, he had at least 1,000 receiving yards, and since moving to Buffalo in 2020, he has accumulated 230 catches and 18 touchdowns. Although unlikely, the two outstanding brothers may face off at Super Bowl LVII in February.
Stefon Diggs signed a four-year agreement with the Bills over the summer that will keep him under contract until 2027. Trevon, his brother, the Cowboys’ rising great cornerback, isn’t ruling out the possibility of playing with his sibling in the future. Years of discussion between the Diggs brothers have resulted in Trevon saying this week that he believes “it may happen eventually.” At this moment, Trevon switching teams would seem to be the most plausible possibility. A 2021 All-Pro breakout saw the former second-round choice lead the NFL with 11 interceptions, making him one of the Cowboys’ most well-known players.