Chiefs agree to terms with Sammy Watkins

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The Chiefs are giving their young starting quarterback a big-play receiver.

Sammy Watkins and the Chiefs have agreed to terms on a contract that should be signed tomorrow, according to multiple reports. The deal has been pegged at about $16 million a year for three years.

That pairs Watkins with Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ new starting quarterback, and adds him to a talented offense that also includes Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce. The Chiefs have set Mahomes up to succeed in his first year as the starter, following the Alex Smith trade.

Watkins didn’t live up to expectations in Buffalo after the Bills packaged two first-round picks to move up and draft him. But with the Rams last year he played well in a supporting role, and now the Chiefs will hope he can be their No. 1 wide receiver.

86 responses to “Chiefs agree to terms with Sammy Watkins

  1. Tyreek Hill is the #1. Don’t ever doubt that. Mahomes is going to go OFF! Who do you try to stop?

  2. Tyreek Hill is the #1. Don’t ever doubt that. Mahomes is going to go OFF! Who do you try to stop?

    Mahomes.

  3. Although Watkins had a down year, I still wanted LA to re-sign him because he did show flashes of talent/skill that a #1 WR must have. Now the Rams are lacking a true #1 receiver. Woods played very well but he’s not a “scary” #1 WR, neither is Cooper Kupp.

  4. WR is the most overrated (and overpriced) position in the NFL.

    Paying 16 M/Y for any WR is dumb

  5. .
    ” Watkins didn’t live up to expectations in Buffalo after the Bills packaged two first-round picks to move up and draft him.”

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    That trade set Buffalo back three years. Keep in mind that with the very next pick, the Raiders chose University of Buffalo LB Kahlil Mack. I often wonder how the geniuses in the Bills front office missed that western New York connection.
    .

  6. It would have been nice for the Rams to keep him, but not at that price. We didn’t use him enough to justify paying $16 mil a year. He’s a good player and wish him the best.

  7. My opinion… they’ve overpaid. At this point from Sammy, I’ve only seen under-performance and witnessed more hype than help.

  8. I was hoping Dallas would at least look at him.
    Dez is up for trade, sell or cut if you know anyone interested.

  9. Have to like the first comment on here just assuming that Mahomes is going to be terrible. Admit it or not, Smith was a QB with some strengths and some MAJOR limitations who was made to look better in Andy Reid’s system. Mahomes is young and so will makes some mistakes that Smith wouldn’t, but he is much, MUCH more talented than Smith, not to mention he is on the way up and relatively cheap (and the Chiefs got a talented defender and a trade pick for Smith too).

  10. It looks great on paper, Watkins is a thoroughbred but he has now flamed out twice. The primary reasons I’ve read over the past four years are consistent; Injuries and a lack of football IQ. Injuries can be a fluke, but you don’t overnight become a smart football player. I guess Reid has the ability to be a patient teacher so that might help.

  11. 3 years 48 million with 30 million guaranteed is a lot for a guy that hasn’t lived up to his potential.

  12. So the Rams gave a second round choice in this year’s draft for a player they didn’t/couldn’t resign! Not a smart move no matter how you look at it!

  13. All the bandwagon fans who swore off the chiefs after the peters trade will be jumping back on now. Anyway good move by the chiefs they were still the favorites to win the afc West yesterday and will be tomorrow as well. The young qb will have multiple targets to throw to and one of the best young rbs in the game. Look for a big year from that unit. Now got to address the defensive side of the ball.

  14. Well I just seen the hitchens deal after scrolling down the chiefs are off to a very good star this off season.

  15. Great reciever corps but how is the other half of the passing game the offensive line? Im not trolling, i honestly dont know and am asking.

    I do think with a rookie they will tend to need to be good for an extra second or so more than a line protecting a quicker reading veteran would have to be. Thats not an absolute, but still a good guess.

  16. All the Mahomes bashing…not sure why. From every indication coming from the Chiefs, Mahomes has made immense strides in only a year under Andy Reid’s tutelage. Mahomes, Hill, Watkins, Kelce, Hunt. How do you stop all of them?

  17. Chiefs are going to have some offense this year no doubt!!

    Still seems like a lot of money for a guy that hasn’t lived up to his draft position. Maybe he turns the corner this year?

    BTW the Chiefs are NOT hoping he will be their #1 WR. That is an idiotic statement.

  18. scoreatwill says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:19 am
    So the Rams gave a second round choice in this year’s draft for a player they didn’t/couldn’t resign! Not a smart move no matter how you look at it!

    —–

    They gave up a 2nd round pick but will get a 3rd round compensatory pick next year. So that didn’t really lose a draft pick.

  19. $16 MILLION A YEAR?!!!! That is a LOT of money for potential. They guy had 430 and 593 yards receiving the last 2 years…..

  20. Wow…. way way too much money for this guy..

    1) Available for only 51 out of 64 games in 4 years

    2) Only 24 Td’s

    3) only one 1000 yard season

    4) 58 yards per game avg

    5) 3.7 catches per game

    And your paying this much?????????

    WOW way over priced.

  21. He reminds me of Percy Harvin…great talent but always hurt.
    I like him and he will probably have maybe 1 year of healthy quality play..and then the rest will be the usual missed games and flashes of great play.

  22. Glad the Packers didnt win out and get him,far too much money to spend on a reciever who is so delicate.the hunt goes on.

  23. If Mahomes doesn’t succeed with a lineup of Hill, Watkins & Kelce then he’ll never make it in this league. My best guess is that he will flourish with both Hill & Watkins being able to take the top off of the defense and Kelce eating up all the crossing routes. This will also benefit Hunt in the run game and don’t forget… Mahomes has legs too. Pretty dangerous Offense coming.

  24. jbaxt says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:30 am
    Name a better foursome… Kelce top 2 TE. Hunt top 5 RB, Watkins/Hill both top 15 WR’s.
    – – – – – – – – –
    In what world is Sammy Watkins a top 15 WR in the NFL? I will wait while you look up stats, but the ones I have seen point to an average of 500(ish) yards a year over his last two years, more games missed than played, and an all-around unproductive and unreliable receiver who has all the tools to succeed but for whatever reason just hasn’t. It seems you’re basing his status on his potential when he was drafted, and not his actual NFL production. The fact this guy got $16 million a year is mind boggling to me. I’d take Nelson Agholor all day every day over Watkins.

  25. If that money is accurate, I would have traded for Jarvis Landry instead since you already have a deep threat in Hill.

  26. slick50kc says:
    March 13, 2018 at 7:30 am
    Tyreek Hill is the #1. Don’t ever doubt that. Mahomes is going to go OFF! Who do you try to stop?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The offensive line. A QB on his back cannot throw to anyone.

  27. mrgdawg says:
    March 13, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Couldn’t be happier. Who the last Chief’s receiver to hit 1000 yrds?
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Quick when was Watkins last 100 yard season? I’ll wait.

  28. I think you guys should go back and check the article for a misprint, I think it says he is making $16mil a year. That can’t be right.

  29. KCFinfan says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:18 am
    I think you guys should go back and check the article for a misprint, I think it says he is making $16mil a year. That can’t be right.

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    Hats off to the Bears GM. I would rather have a healthy Allen Robinson at $14mill/yr than Watkins at $14 mill/yr and the Chiefs actually paid him more.

  30. jbaxt says:
    March 13, 2018 at 8:30 am
    Name a better foursome… Kelce top 2 TE. Hunt top 5 RB, Watkins/Hill both top 15 WR’s.

    ———

    Gronk, Any RB, Brandon Cooks, Julian Edleman (or Chris Hogan or Danny Amendola)

    Throw in Brady vs Mahommes and it really isn’t even fair

  31. So he is making Hopkins money and top 3 in the league? LOL!!!!!!! He was barely in the top 3 for the rams. Lots of talent…. But geez. I hope it is more like 6-7 with another 10 in incentives or his agent deserves at least half

  32. “mrgdawg says:
    March 13, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Couldn’t be happier. Who the last Chief’s receiver to hit 1000 yrds?”

    Um….Tyreek Hill 6 months ago?

  33. Two teams with moron GMs: Rams and Chiefs

    Yes, let’s trade for a draft bust only then waste the draft pick as a rental. lol

    As we watch KC overpay for an injury prone draft disappointment.

  34. No matter what now, defenses can’t double team Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs have so much speed on the outside, it’s going to create one-on-one matchups for everybody. Honestly, Sammy doesn’t even have to catch a pass to be effective, his mere presence threatens defences. Mix that in with a power running game and one of the best intermediate route-runners in football in Kelce and you’ve made the game so much easier for Mahomes to adjust.

  35. People are crazy Watkins skill set is clearly top ten talent. Injuries are a part of the NFL but he was healthly all season which bodes well for his future. They guy is still young. People hating on Chiefs.

  36. tylawspick6 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 10:48 am
    Two teams with moron GMs: Rams and Chiefs

    Yes, let’s trade for a draft bust only then waste the draft pick as a rental. lol

    As we watch KC overpay for an injury prone draft disappointment.

    This article actually shows how the Rams GM (Les Snead) made a smart move. Yes they gave up a player and a pick for Watkins, but his value was beyond his numbers last year. Woods and Kupp benefited from him being on the filed. They had the #1 offence in the league last year, so something was working. Snead had every intention of resigning him, but when the price got out of control, he was smart enough to step back and take the compensatory pick and focus elsewhere.

  37. I’ll give you Gronk over Kelce, that’s why I said Kelce as a #2 TE. NE does not have a better RB than Hunt. Hill and Cook are equal, and Watkins is better than NE’s #2.

    No one said anything about QB’s.

    So now that we’ve established KC as better than NE in those 4 combined positions. Anyone else want to name a team?

  38. jbaxt says:
    March 13, 2018 at 11:23 am
    I’ll give you Gronk over Kelce, that’s why I said Kelce as a #2 TE. NE does not have a better RB than Hunt. Hill and Cook are equal, and Watkins is better than NE’s #2.

    No one said anything about QB’s.

    So now that we’ve established KC as better than NE in those 4 combined positions. Anyone else want to name a team?

    ————-

    Hill is not equal to Brandon Cooks

    Watkins stinks. Look at his career. Julian Edleman puts up better numbers and comes up big when it counts. Do you think Sammy Watkins makes the catch Julian did against the Falcons in the SB? No chance.

    As for QB…..Brady is the GOAT. Mahommes has proven nothing and has a good of a chance of being a bust as anybody.

    All you have proven is that you are delusional.

  39. This could be tough without a coach like Andy Reid. Andy will make sure that everyone stays happy. This is the best situation Watkins could have hoped for (with the exception of playing with Brady). He’ll be the number one guy, but Andy won’t force the ball to him. Watkins, if he stays healthy will put up good numbers. Watkins is a TD machine in Reid’s offense, and with a QB like Mahomes. If you’re trying to stop the Chiefs, who do you key on? Andy has coached Terrell Owens, so Watkins will seem like a choir boy as far as wanting the football.

  40. If his feet are right he’ll ball out and all the armchair GMs will pretend they never said anything.

    Maybe they should have paid 8 mil for a #3 in Wilson lol

  41. I agree Hill is not Cooks… Hill had 10 more catches and 100 more yards than Cooks.

    And for a guy who has been playing WR for 18 months, I’m surprised he’s already better than Cooks.

    So, to stay on topic… Seemingly a struggle for Pats fan. It’s been Established KC is better than NE in combining those positions. Is there a reasonable argument another team is better? I might argue Philly, with the addition of Ajayi, but KC is stacked.

  42. Dear deluded KC fan, the Pats fans are correct. On top of that I’ll add: Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Jay Ajayi, Zach Ertz. You’ve got a gadget WR as your #1 and a bust as your #2. There are better foursomes in your own division. Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Hunter Henry, and Melvin Gordon, for example. We could keep going across the league and probably find half a dozen more teams. Sammy Watkins is not a good WR.

  43. The rams will regret not signing watkins and I don’t get these numbskull ram fans that try and put this guy down for his numbers last year.. first of all goff never really tried passing to him he would go through his progressions too fast, also often times he was used as a diversion or decoy for the other receivers to get open. Did any of you numbskull ram fans notice his blocking abilities he was by far the best athlete out of all the receivers on the Rams.. good luck woods when you get defended like him next year. And I’m sorry, Reynolds is not the guy to replace Watkins he’s way to skinny and strong CB’s will eat him up.. good luck next year cupper kupp over half of your receptions were do to Sammy.. what a huge mistake

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