Craig Carton pins Stefon Diggs' frustration for Bills' failure to land DeAndre Hopkins - "That's what he's upset about"

Craig Carton pins Stefon Diggs
Craig Carton pins Stefon Diggs' frustration for Bills' failure to land DeAndre Hopkins

Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins have more in common than meets the eye. They are both star wide receivers and they might both be looking for a new team in the coming season. While for Hopkins that is a foregone conclusion after leaving the Arizona Cardinals, for Diggs the calculation is a bit different.

When DeAndre Hopkins left the Arizona Cardinals, it was not as if he was departing a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They are in the midst of a rebuild as much as any other team ever was. Stefon Diggs, though, plays for the Buffalo Bills, who are going to be among the Super Bowl favorites again this year.

However, it seems the favorite tag does not sit well with the current Bills wide receiver because while they may be winning in the bookmakers' odds, they have not lifted the Lombardi Trophy yet.

In the past three seasons, they have lost twice in the divisional round and once in the AFC Championship Game. They have not been to the Super Bowl after reaching it four times in a row from 1991 to 1994. However, they are yet to win a championship.

The Bills have seen their contenders in the AFC make it all the way, including Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs winning it all last season and going to the Super Bowl two years prior. They have also seen Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals make it in the interim as well.

This season, the assignment has gotten even harder with Aaron Rodgers joining the New York Jets, and they will have to battle a contender to top their own division. All these factors could have been playing into Stefon Diggs' thinking.

But if Craig Carton is to be believed, the failure to land DeAndre Hopkins is weighing on him too. The Buffalo Bills receiver restructured his contract, possibly in the hopes that it will free up funds for more offensive weapons to be added to the team.

Instead, that has not materialized and that is reportedly a prime source of frustration.

Carton said:

"Stefon Diggs is frustrated because after he restructured his deal the Bills failed to land DeAndre Hopkins."

Does DeAndre Hopkins concur with Stefon Diggs on the Buffalo Bills' outlook?

It seems Stefon Diggs is not the only one downbeat on his own team's chances to win the Super Bowl this year. While DeAndre Hopkins has tried out with the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots, he has not signed a deal just yet.

He is still hoping to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, who he views more of a team that is ready to win the Super Bowl again so that the former All-Pro can add it to his resume.

The fact that he puts them above the Bills is another damning indictment.

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