Buffalo Bills add Super Bowl winner but still haven’t replaced Stefon Diggs

The Buffalo Bills have added another wide receiver to their roster, but they are still missing a true number one option to replace Stefon Diggs after trading him to the Houston Texans.

The Buffalo Bills still don’t have a true replacement for Stefon Diggs(Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills have added Super Bowl winner Marquez Valdes-Scantling to their roster, as they continue to search for a replacement for superstar Stefon Diggs.

Valdes-Scantling, who spent the last two seasons with the Chiefs and played a key role in their two Super Bowl victories, was released by Kansas City to free up cap space for Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. After two months as a free agent, he now joins the Chiefs’ rivals, the Bills, where he will compete for a starting spot on a championship-quality team.

In a surprising move, the Bills traded their star receiver, Stefon Diggs, to the Houston Texans this offseason, receiving future draft compensation in return. Rather than replace him with a big name in free agency, the team made several low-cost, high-upside signings at the position, with Valdes-Scantling being the latest addition.

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Despite joining the ranks of Keon Coleman, Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, Chase Claypool and Mack Hollins all vying for a starting position, the Bills still need a top receiver to replace Diggs. With no player on the Bills’ current roster having a 1,000-reception season, that leaves unanswered questions about who will become Josh Allen’s top target.

Even though he’s a second-round rookie, the Bills have already expressed expectations for Coleman to play a big role right out of the gate. The 20-year-old is expected to play as an outside receiver, although many believe his optimal position would be in the slot.

Márquez Valdes-Scantling signed with the Bills(Robin Alam/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

It is likely that Coleman will start alongside Shakir and Samuel, who both made a strong impression in the 2023 season as third-choice options. Although the Bills have a variety of wide receivers, they could turn to their impressive tight end for more of the action this year.

Dalton Kincaid made a notable impact as a first-round pick last year, rushing for 673 yards and two touchdowns during the season. He emerged as the number two option behind Diggs late in the year, positioning the talented receiver to potentially receive the majority of targets moving forward.