Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has defended Stefon Diggs following the receiver’s controversial actions during and after Sunday’s 27-10 playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I’d rather have guys I got to cool off and just, you know, he wants to win and I can live with that versus, I’ve been around people that I question, are they just here for the Monday paycheck,” Beane said of Diggs during Tuesday’s end-of-season news conference, per Grant Gordon of the NFL’s website. “Stefon Diggs has been paid very handsomely, OK? He could say, ‘Man I’m good, I’m set. I can take my private jet, so I can do whatever I want.’ He wants to win and so he wears his emotions on his sleeve, but that’s what makes him really, really good.”
Diggs caught just four of 10 targets for 35 yards and no touchdowns against Cincinnati.
His memorable highlight-reel moment of the afternoon occurred when he went viral in the fourth quarter after he seemed to offer not-so-pleasant words towards quarterback Josh Allen: