Sammy Watkins trying to “manifest a great year”

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It’s unknown at this point if the Chiefs are going to have wide receiver Tyreek Hill back for the regular season and any plan for life without him is likely to include a big role for Sammy Watkins.

Watkins’ injury history makes that a dicey proposition. He missed six games during his first season with the Chiefs and has missed at least three games in three of his five NFL seasons. Watkins is confident that the team can count on him, however.

The wideout recently tweeted that “the world will now get to witness my greatness again” and was asked about why that was the case during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“Just the work I’ve been putting in,” Watkins said. “The confidence I have in myself and knowing that my body just feels amazing, just knowing that my body is holding up. I’m constantly getting faster, stronger, better, and I’m getting the support from the team, from my teammates and the organization. I feel like the fans and everyone, all the support I’ve been getting, it can’t go wrong. The universe kinda gives everybody what they wish for and the energy that they push out. That’s what I’ve been doing, trying to manifest a great year.”

Watkins credits the Chiefs staff with helping him “tremendously” with his body as he heads into the 2019 season. He also said he feels settled in the offense after bouncing from the Bills to the Rams to the Chiefs from 2016 through 2018. Whether Hill’s around or not, the Chiefs will be hoping health and comfort lead to bigger things in Watkins’ second year with the team.

43 responses to “Sammy Watkins trying to “manifest a great year”

  1. “The world will now get to witness my greatness again,” says Sammy. A couple of things, Sam:
    1) we haven’t seen greatness out of you for the first time yet, and 2) it’s always better to let your play on the field do the talking for you, rather than extolling your own greatness and coming off as an arrogant, spoiled jerk. Here’s a piece of advice, for what it’s worth: shut up with the self-accolades, play football, stay healthy, and do your job so your performance can speak for itself. You don’t need to tell the world how great you are–you need to let your play do that on its own.

  2. As good as he could be, Sammy will miss atleast 3 games this season as well! Reality is that He is just not durable, one ailment after another. Started in Buffalo , happened in LA, and now the Chiefs. He made these types of statements before.

  3. Chiefs were dumb to waste all that money on him but buffalow was even dumber to draft him so high but they have a history of blown number one picks and it shows with no rings, ever

  4. Confidence is certainly fine with this young man, geesh. But he’s been a pretty good receiver given his QB and team in BUF, and brief stint with Rams. We shouldn’t fault him because the Bills gave up way too much for him and drafted him too early. He hasnt lived up to the haul they gave away for him but when healthy (big when) he’s been productive. Those healthy numbers are misleading too as many of those games he did play in the foot was still bothering him.

    I wish him well with the Chiefs and hope he does have a bigger role if/when Hill doesn’t play.

  5. Dang, too bad his college teammate from the same draft, Marvaius Bryant can’t play.

  6. When healthy his talent & dominance is undeniable…problem is he cant stay healthy…

  7. Watkins has averaged 47 catches for 714 yards, and 5.6 TDs per season.

    He’s another classic example why it’s foolish to trade up high into the 1st-round for a WR.

  8. “The universe kinda gives everybody what they wish for and the energy that they push out.”

    Here we see yet again why we look to our star athletes for answers to life’s most important questions.

  9. Bills drafting him = dumb move
    Chiefs giving him $16mil a year = dumber move

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    The Chiefs over paid yes. To say it was dumb for the Bills to draft just shows complete ignorance though. His rookie he he produced, then it’s been a lot of injuries. You can’t predict who will and won’t be injury prone for their careers. I don’t think he missed a game in Clemson so why would anybody think he’d be going though this now.

    You can also see how much he effects the defense as well. I think last year in those 6 games the Chiefs average 9 points less a game. Yes a few of those were after Hunt was released and it took a couple weeks to figure out to use Williams, but Watkins clearly is worth about a touchdown a game.

  10. Sammy has had flashes of greatness. He had some great games, some great catches but never a great season. Always has some type of injury. He is the type of player who should get an incentive laden contract. If he actually produces, the $ 16 million would be fine. When you see what he has accomplished on the field, $ 5 million seems more like it.

  11. David Muehlhausen says:
    May 23, 2019 at 9:59 am

    The Chiefs over paid yes. To say it was dumb for the Bills to draft just shows complete ignorance though. His rookie he he produced, then it’s been a lot of injuries. You can’t predict who will and won’t be injury prone for their careers. I don’t think he missed a game in Clemson so why would anybody think he’d be going though this now.

    You can also see how much he effects the defense as well. I think last year in those 6 games the Chiefs average 9 points less a game. Yes a few of those were after Hunt was released and it took a couple weeks to figure out to use Williams, but Watkins clearly is worth about a touchdown a game.

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    I disagree about predictions… The Chiefs drafted Brodie Croyle and his whole college career was injury plagued. The writing should have been on the wall at just his small size alone. But I will agree that there are a lot MORE than can’t be predicted when they are injure-less through college and then come to the pros and can NEVER stay healthy.

  12. Everyone forgets out of college that year, Walkins was the must have WR, not OBJ. He could do it, if healthy in this offence.

  13. Watkins is super talented, with Mahomes and maybe Tyreek Hill they can be a dominant offense for years. He just has to stay healthy, hopefully for Sammy and the Chiefs this is that year

  14. Hard to say Buffalo was dumb in drafting him…averaged 1000 yds/7.5 tds per season first 2 years. Played all 16 rookie year, missed 3 2nd year.

    With the broken bone in his foot, he hit a cliff and went downhill from there. Kudos to Buffalo for moving on at the right time (and getting a 2nd round pick for him)

  15. Buffalo were definitely dumb to draft him because he was a drug fiend in college who had to be banned at Clemson for both PEDs & weed. They could’ve instead picked Odell Beckham.

  16. this guy was picked 9 spots before OBJ…OBJ played 4 less games in rookie season and had 30 more grabs 400 more yards… and those were watkins BEST seasons….he’s a gigantic bust that somehow keeps finding ways to get paid…

  17. Look up his stats from the last 8 weeks of the 2015 season. If he can stay healthy, he’s top 5 NFL WR talent. Huge if.

    He needs to let his play do the talking.

  18. He’s trying to talk up a good game becuase here’s the truth:
    If he doesn’t show up in a manner that is aligned with the amount of money they are paying him then he won’t be on this team next year. Or..he’ll be on the team but not starting as one of the other guys have bypassed him and then released the following year where the cap hit won’t be as much.

    And he knows this; He knows this is his last real opportunity.

  19. Doesn’t matter. Charges against Tyreek hill be dropped as all charges will found against the mother and Tyreek will play And SW will be #2.

  20. Still astounded that the Chiefs gave him that contract. Not hating on the guy for taking it, you’d be crazy not to but who else thought he was a 16 million dollar a year caliber player? Hope he can stay healthy and have a great career.

  21. Never was mature enough was to understand a team moved up to make him “their guy”. It took more than talent for Jerry Rice to be that good. Not meaning he could have been Jerry, but true superstars work hard to improve their game nonstop. One only needs to look at Julian Edleman to understand that and I loathe the Pats.

  22. In their four years of college don’t these players have to take any english classes?

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