NFL wide receivers that should have been league MVP: 25. Stefon Diggs, 2020
Stefon Diggs was electric last season after he came over from the Minnesota Vikings. It was a great trade for both sides. Diggs gave the Bills an MVP performance, and the Vikings got Justin Jefferson, who is quickly becoming one of the best receivers in the league. Diggs isn’t too shabby himself.
This season’s struggles from the Buffalo Bills show how important Stefon Diggs season was. He led the league with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards. He hit paydirt eight times, but he set up the Bills and Josh Allen in great scoring positions dozens of times.
Diggs was catching everything that came near him. He had just under a 77 percent catch percentage. Allen knew if he threw it up to Diggs, he was going to go get it. Diggs was the number-one reason why the Bills were now a dominant AFC contender with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Oftentimes, when a wide receiver has a big season, the quarterback gets a lot of the credit. It makes sense. They have to get the ball to the receiver for them to make a play. However, when a team has a receiver like Diggs on the team, he deserves some recognition. Diggs was a superstar last season, and he played like the best receiver in the league. There was no player more valuable to the Bills resurgence than Diggs. Yes, that includes Josh Allen.