Patriots reportedly were finalists for Stefon Diggs last offseason before ultimately going to Bills


Obviously, wide receiver was a major weak spot for the 2020 Patriots, but if one thing went differently last offseason, maybe that would not have been the case.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are Bills were ultimately the two finalists for landing Stefon Diggs in a trade with Minnesota.

On March 16 of last year, Buffalo offered Minnesota picks in the first, fifth and sixth rounds of the 2020 NFL draft and a fourth-round pick in 2021 for the star wide receiver. The Vikings called Bill Belichick and New England to give them a chance to counter, but they declined making Diggs a member of the Bills.

The trade ultimately worked out for both sides as Buffalo got a No. 1 receiver for Josh Allen and they are now in the AFC title game, while the Vikings used the pick on receiver Justin Jefferson, who had a tremendous rookie season and should be a great receiver in the league for a long time.

The Patriots once again will be in the market for a wide receiver this offseason.