Chiefs to Land Sammy Watkins

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports, former Rams wideout Sammy Watkins is expected to sign with Chiefs when free agency opens on Wednesday.

Traded to the Rams last season, Watkins produced eight touchdowns and averaged 15.2 yards per catch, although his overall production (39 catches, 70 targets, 593 yards) in Sean McVay's offense was mostly lacking. The deal has been pegged at about $16 million a year for three years.

Sammy Watkins scores eight touchdowns for the Rams last season.


There is no doubt Watkins has talent but general manager Chris Ballard made it a point that the team will build through the draft rather than free agency and while they will plug some holes, they won't overpay to do so. He also fits the bill of a taller, faster receiver which the Chiefs have been looking for to pair with quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

He has caught 192 passes for 3,052 yards and 25 touchdowns through the first four years of his National Football League career.

The big armed second-year quarterback out of Texas Tech will now have Watkins, the speedy Tyreek Hill and the lethal Travis Kelce at his disposal, along with Kareem Huntout of the backfield.

Mike Kaye of First Coast News also reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars have expressed interest in Watkins.

With the addition of Watkins, the Chiefs have now given second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes a handful of risky weapons to work with.



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