Sammy Watkins visiting Packers

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Free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins is taking a visit to Green Bay.

The Packers are hosting Watkins today, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Watkins spent last year with the Ravens and had a disappointing season, with career-lows in catches (27), yards (394) and touchdowns (one).

But while Watkins has never lived up to the hype since the Bills took him with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, he has undeniable talent, and pairing him with Aaron Rodgers could give him an opportunity to make plays.

The 28-year-old Watkins spent three seasons on the Bills, one on the Rams and three on the Chiefs before landing in Baltimore last year. His career-best season came in his second year in Buffalo, when he caught 60 passes for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns, with an average of 10.9 yards per target.

30 responses to “Sammy Watkins visiting Packers

  1. A year with Rodgers can do wonders for your bank account. Take a 1 year deal and after a 1000yd season and being 29 you will get someone to pay you again.

  2. Twenty-eight is a good age for transient players with talent. A lot of maturity should evolve between twenty-one and rich and twenty-eight with goals. A change of venue with a team like the Packers might work for a guy who’s “finally ready.” We’ll see.

  3. This is a good fit for GB. Sammy has his money 💰. He will come on an affordable contract. He could be their top receiver next year.

  4. When paying a QB 50mil, gotta look for pass catchers in the bargain bin. A 2 year deal with incentives and a raise for year 2 makes sense for both sides. If Watkins can’t produce as a WR2 with Rodgers, he’s out of the league next year.

  5. Kinda difficult to put up big numbers in Baltimore, when your QB is a glorified running back “beep beep” roadrunner on every other play. Garbage.

  6. SOlid! The guy has the speed and skills to still be a veteran playmaker. And give him the NFL MVP tossin him the rock and we have a good pick up.

  7. The bottom feeders do what they do best. Bottom feed. Memo to AR: Say goodbye to R-E-L-A-X, say hello to R-E-B-U-I-L-D. LMAO at these clowns.

  8. Great! An aging receiver that hasn’t had a 1,000 yard season since 2015! Should fit in well with Randall Cobb!

  9. Good Player. We Love Sammy in Kansas City. We just wish he were not hurt as often as it seems.

  10. bboyspaulrevere says:
    April 14, 2022 at 12:34 pm
    Kinda difficult to put up big numbers in Baltimore, when your QB is a glorified running back “beep beep” roadrunner on every other play. Garbage.
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    Didn’t stop Brown from topping 1,000 yards this year. If you think Watkins is going to magically become a weapon after years and years of futility, you are mistaken.

  11. Amazingly, his best year had Tyrod Taylor throwing him the football. Maybe with AR he could get to where we all expected him to be.

  12. A disappointing career but could thrive in GB if Rodgers can keep him motivated to stay on the field. I really thought he was as talented as DeAndre Hopkins but isnt nearly as mentally determined.

  13. This guy has basically “Under achieved” wherever he has been. Nobody needs him, he is just there to collect a paycheck.

  14. Watkins sucks. He is good for 2 games a year where he gets good numbers & then gets injured or just plays underwhelming for the rest of the year.

  15. The Packers don’t have a lot of cap space,… plus with 4 draft picks in the top 60 picks they need a fair sized chunk of that cap room to sign rookie picks. The deal would have to be near veteran minimum with a boatload of incentives. Watkins doesn’t have those dazzling stats you would expect from a high pick. He’s bounced around. Why ?

  16. A disappointing career but could thrive in GB if Rodgers can keep him motivated to stay on the field. I really thought he was as talented as DeAndre Hopkins but isnt nearly as mentally determined.

    The Chiefs could look his way again, if not signed by Aug ?

  17. Good fit for the Packers could be a real sleeper pick up if he can go without injury. Sammy can run and he can catch that ball. 1100 yards would be realistic with Rodgers throwing the ball.

  18. When the Packers felt the need to draft Love instead of drafting a receiver they failed to obtain Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr., Laviska Shenault, or Chase Claypool. Weapons Rodgers could have definitely used.

    But enough about that, they went with the best QB in their eyes…Jordan Love. If they didnt go with their QB grades they could have drafted Jalen Hurts.

    But they didnt…and here we are.

  19. I think he’s the better option to all the other free agents out there. Baltimore was an anomaly and understandable as to why production was low (it was Baltimore). If he still has speed, he can pull the top off of Defenses. There’s our cheap vet pickup… now what to do about a #1 ???

  20. GB isn’t going to play the Hero Ball they played with Adams the last several years. It will be a balanced attack with the ball getting spread all over, Watkins could certainly be one of the many pieces.

  21. Could be a good pick up. Must better than resigning MVS for that insane contract that he got.

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