Sammy Watkins: “Would be a pleasure” to stay with Rams

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Wide receiver Sammy Watkins ended his first season with the Rams with one catch for 23 yards in Saturday night’s loss to the Falcons and now heads into an offseason of uncertainty.

Watkins is set for free agency in March and Saturday’s game ended a year that saw him rank fourth in targets from Rams quarterback Jared Goff. He made those targets pay off with eight touchdowns on 39 catches and he said he’d like to return for another tour with the team.

“You see this team building something, with the coaching staff and the players,” Watkins said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “It would be a pleasure to come back but, you know, it’s a business. I’m looking forward to talking to the coach and seeing where my future is at.”

Watkins joined the Rams in an August trade, so he had a crash course in the offense before the start of the regular season. As the numbers above show, that resulted in a mixed bag once he got on the field but the touchdowns and the second-round pick the Rams gave up to get Watkins should provide some motivation to keep him around this offseason.

15 responses to “Sammy Watkins: “Would be a pleasure” to stay with Rams

  1. If Watkins hits free agency I don’t think he will be back. I dont think 540YDs is worth the 9-10M per year he will be seeking. As a Cardinals fan Arizona will be looking to sign a #2 caliber WR to join Fitzgerald, Jaron Brown, JJ Nelson, Chad Williams who I think will be very good in yr2, John Brown who with his speed I think will be brought back on a 1yr prove it deal now healthy, with TE’s Jermaine Gresham and 6″5 Ricky Seals-Jones who is going to be a huge star in this league as a pass catching TE & will be featured next year along with pass catching RB’s elite All-Pro RB/WR 6″2/225pd David Johnson who doubles as a truly elite #2 wide receiver and rookie 5″10/205pd RB/WR TJ Logan going into his 2nd season who has elite 4.35spd and doubles as a excellent receiver as well dropping only 1 pass in 3yrs in College, unfortunately he was injured in the preseason but AZ is very high on him. Arizona has a lot of weapons but will be looking to add 1-2 receivers, with 11 draft picks they will pick a guy or two up in the draft but I hope to see them sign 6″3 WR Allen Robinson, who will come at a reduced price coming off injury and is extremely talented. He could be a #1WR but would absolutely excel as a #2 next to Fitzgerald. Or Arizona could sign #2 WR 6″3 Marquise Lee, who is also very talented though he is solely a #2WR and would likely come for around 6-7M per season, a guy like Robinson will be 8M atleast per year. Watkins is way over rated, would not want him.

  2. “It’s a business” says the 1st round bust who expects to get paid like an NBA all-star…it sure is

  3. would be really nice if you weren’t. your a BUST for a reason. you can’t catch a cold bum.

  4. Can’t help but think if Watkins and Woods were with Buffalo, this playoff game might have had a different result. Just sayin’

  5. If the Rams can’t work out a long term deal with him, I see at least a transition tag coming. Watkins could find that teams are still skeptical of his health and this year’s stats. If he’s signs cheaper than expected, or with a division rival (Niners..cough cough), the transition tag would give them a chance to consider matching the offer.

    If someone pays him crazy money, then the Rams can look elsewhere. I’m thinking Beckham and the remaining 2014 WR class is going to break the wide receiver pay structure next year. This may be the last year to sign receivers for a reasonable amount.

  6. Watching both robert woods and watkins here in bills land for several seasons id say woods is actually a much better overall player. runs good routes, is tough, crushing blocker and catches pretty much everything thrown his way. woods is the guy to think long term with.

  7. Based on his performance from this past year, resigning Sammy Watkins should not be high on the Ram’s to do list. Sammy might be a 3rd or 4th receiver somewhere, but he isn’t worth more than minimum salary.

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