It's been 10 days since the Buffalo Bills made one of the blockbuster moves of the offseason by trading for star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and quarterback Josh Allen is still riding high from the news about his new weapon.
"I'm still pumped about it. I'm still floating on cloud nine right now," Allen told Mad Dog Sports Radio. "I just can't wait to get to work with him. Obviously with all this stuff going around, traveling and trying to get in touch, start throwing with him, that's going to be a little delayed. But I just want to get back to work. We’ve been staying in contact and trying to devise a plan of how we can get together."
The Bills acquired Diggs, who racked up back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, for a package that included the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft.
"The things he can do on a football field are unbelievable. The route-running. The way he can make contested catches," said Allen. "I've talked to him on the phone a couple times and just how cool of a dude he seems. He's going to match in very well with our wide receiver group, he's going to match well within our locker room and with our team. Big-time playmaker. He's going to help us out a lot this year."
Allen continued to progress in his sophomore season, doubling his touchdown passes from 10 to 20 while increasing his completion percentage from 52.8% to 58.8%, leading Buffalo to a wild-card spot.
But with a true No. 1 wideout now at his disposal, Allen could be in line for a major leap in Year 3.