The NFL is no stranger to rivalries, whether between teams or players. During the Pro Bowl festivities in Orlando, Florida, a friendly yet unexpected feud emerged: Aaiden Diggs vs. New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner.
While Gardner is known for his trash-talking skills, it was Aaiden Diggs, son of Dallas Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs and nephew of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who initiated the banter. He playfully reminded Gardner of his uncle’s performance during the “Monday Night Football” game where Stefon scored and made impressive catches.
Although Stefon Diggs found the end zone against the Jets, it was Michael Carter II, not Gardner, who was covering him during the touchdown. Despite this, the Jets had the last laugh with a walk-off punt return by Xavier Gipson in overtime, securing a win for the team.
The rivalry between Gardner and Aaiden Diggs continued throughout the event, with Gardner even covering Diggs in a drill where Aaiden missed a potential catch, leading to a lighthearted celebration from the cornerback.
This playful exchange between Aaiden Diggs and Sauce Gardner added an element of fun to the Pro Bowl festivities, showcasing the camaraderie and competitive spirit present among NFL players both on and off the field.