Sammy Watkins streamer to Chiefs with 3-year deal


The Kansas City Chiefs have landed a big-name receiving hazard for immature quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. is formulation to pointer far-reaching receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year contract, according to sources sensitive of a deal. The understanding is approaching to be value $48 million with $30 million guaranteed during a signing, per Rapoport.

The understanding can't be finalized until a new fasten year opens Wednesday during 4 p.m. ET.

Watkins fasten a Chiefs takes a tip dual receivers off a free-agent marketplace after Allen Robinson agreed in element to sign with a Chicago Bears early Tuesday morning. Watkins was ranked No. 5 in NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2018.


Adding Watkins gives Andy Reid a brood of field-stretching targets with Tyreek Hill and parsimonious finish Travis Kelce. With Mahomes’ large arm, he’s set adult to attain in his initial year as starter, if all his weapons are on a field.

Watkins entered giveaway group a biggest far-reaching receiver swimming in a pool notwithstanding entrance off one unsatisfactory deteriorate in Los Angeles, following an injury-plagued start to his career in Buffalo. In Sean McVay’s high-flying offense, Watkins played third-fiddle, earning 593 yards on 39 receptions with 8 touchdowns.

The Rams enterprise to keep Watkins around expected pushed his market. Watkins’ $30 million guaranteed sits during fifth-most among receivers, and a $16 million normal is fourth-most during a position. The outrageous income is a lot for a 600-yard receiver with an damage history, though a Chiefs hedged by gripping a understanding short.

Watkins is still only 24 years aged — even if it feels like he’s been in a NFL for fifteen years — and possesses an interesting ability set. When healthy, Watkins owns speed to bake on a outside, a large physique over a center and valid final deteriorate in L.A. he can be a red section threat.

Pairing a actor of Watkins talent with Hill and Kelce creates a ton of clarity on paper. Watkins provides a red section foil to Kelce and a deep-threat tandem for Hill. Toss in energetic using behind Kareem Hunt, and a Chiefs have copiousness of weapons for Reid to tinker with in 2018.

When K.C. handed a starting gig to Mahomes this offseason, group coronet knew it indispensable to aegis a big-armed quarterback right out of a gate. Adding Watkins — even during a outrageous cost — gives a Chiefs a actor with a talent to be a loyal No. 1 wideout. Mahomes tossing bombs to Watkins and Hill play after play could yield a many fun offense subsequent season.

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