Chiefs are moving Sammy Watkins “everywhere” in their offense

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The Chiefs didn’t give Sammy Watkins a three-year contract worth $48 million to use him as a decoy. Instead, they plan on giving the former first-round pick plenty of chances, asking him to learn all the wideout positions.

“We’re moving him all over the place, and he’s handled it,” coach Andy Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “We’ve overloaded him with that. That’s how we do it in this offense. That’s something new for him. You can tell he’s a guy that takes it away from here and studies. When we’re doing all these different formations, you’ve got to do that. You just can’t get it all when you’re here. You’ve got to go back and you’ve got to review, and he’s done that and he’s really limited the mistakes for all we’ve given him.”

Watkins has never had to do that in his career, Reid added. Watkins played the traditional X receiver in his three seasons with Buffalo and his one season with the Rams. He has only one 1,000-yard season, going for 1,047 in 2015.

“I’ve never been in an offense like this, around a coach that just feels like he’s obsessed with the game and makes you want to be obsessed with it, too, to know more about the offense,” said Watkins. “The more you break it down, the more you can be available and switching different positions.”

On an offense that includes running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce and receiver Tyreek Hill, Watkins isn’t going to be focal point. Then again, that should mean more one-on-one chances than Watkins has ever had.

“Anybody can get the ball,” Watkins said. “I’ve learned all the positions. I just can’t learn one position. I have to be focused and in tune. You have to do that off-field work, staying in your books.”

Watkins, 25, caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Rams.

22 responses to “Chiefs are moving Sammy Watkins “everywhere” in their offense

  1. Bills fan here to say that hes a baller for sure. He can do anything you would want from a number one receiver at a very high level. I would bet the farm that if hes healthy his best years are ahead. The talent was obvious every single Sunday he was on the field.

  2. legendofmario1216 says:
    June 27, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    Bills fan here to say that hes a baller for sure. He can do anything you would want from a number one receiver at a very high level. I would bet the farm that if hes healthy his best years are ahead. The talent was obvious every single Sunday he was on the field.

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    Have you considered that as a Bills fan, you do not get exposed to very much talent?

  3. Should try him out on IR…. he’s good at that….. maybe even Bust position…….

  4. I can see the Chiefs using Watkins like they wanted to use DAT only Watkins is more talented, he won’t be returning kicks but you’re going to see him lined up in all kind of formations. Chiefs offense is going to be scary good at least the first half of the season defenses might slow them down a little after they get enough film on them.

  5. To his defense, he didn’t have a QB in Buffalo. Thyroid was a RB trying to play QB.

  6. Moving him and Tyreek all over is going to have D Coordinators crapping frozen twinkies

  7. He will open the field up for Travis Kelce and Humt will have bigger running lanes. You can not guard them all.

  8. shanemcshane says:
    June 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm
    Moving him and Tyreek all over is going to have D Coordinators crapping frozen twinkies

    Til they Remember it’s not Alex Smith but Patrick Mahomes who is throwing them the ball.

  9. Ctchiefsfan25 says
    June 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    Haters gonna HATE! IF he can stay healthy all you jokers will be eating crow!

    Haters gonna hate? Are we in middle School?
    If any fan base should have clearly experienced unrelenting choke, bust, underachievers, it’s the Chiefs fan base.
    Watkins/Mahomes will fit right in perfectly, just in time to do more of the same.

  10. Bills fan here. Cant confirm what the other guy was saying, but can confirm you should expect Sammy to miss at least three games a season, run lackluster routes when he isnt the primary read, all the while calling other teammates out for having no heart. Takes one to know one I guess.

    Never has a guy who averages 48 catches and 6 touchdowns a year been talked about, and paid more than Sammy Watkins. Then again, lots of guys become superstars on their third team in five years.

  11. I don’t understand all the injury concern with Sammy Watkins. Aside from a foot fracture, which was re-injured when a teammate accidentally stepped on the surgically repaired foot, he hasn’t had any major injuries or even nagging injuries. He’s had a sprain here and there, as many NFL players do, but he hasn’t missed significant time over any of it. The foot fracture, by the way, is something that NFL players have typically recovered from and very few reinjure it. I don’t think there’s any reason to worry about his health.

  12. akaodoyle says:
    June 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Have you considered that as a Bills fan, you do not get exposed to very much talent?

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    The Bills play the Patriots, Twice a Year, Every Year.

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