Following an up-and-down however highlight-filled three seasons with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, huge receiver Sammy Watkins has a brand new crew, touchdown with the Baltimore Ravens in free company. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Watkins will probably be on a one-year deal value $6 million, with $5 million assured.
Watkins’ departure is the newest transfer in a quiet offseason for the Chiefs’ huge receiver place. The Chiefs brought back Demarcus Robinson on a one-year deal on Thursday following various pursuits of other free agent pass-catchers who signed elsewhere.
In his three years in Kansas Metropolis, whereas coping with harm points which have plagued his profession, Watkins caught 129 passes for 1,613 yards and eight touchdowns within the common season.
In the end, although, it will likely be “Playoff Sammy” that Chiefs followers keep in mind for years to return. In 2019, Watkins caught 14 passes for 288 yards and this touchdown, punching the Chiefs’ ticket to Super Bowl LIV.
Following a contract renegotiation that stored Watkins in Kansas Metropolis for 2020, Watkins met with the media and mentioned how he felt about Kansas Metropolis and why he wished to return for an additional 12 months.
“Why wouldn’t I come again to top-of-the-line organizations and greatest groups,” Watkins stated. “We simply received the Tremendous Bowl. In case you have a look at the crew, we haven’t misplaced [many] gamers who have been energetic final 12 months. My job and focus have been to return again and attempt to win one other Tremendous Bowl.”
Watkins stated his one-year, incentive-laden deal was a key a part of protecting the group collectively — a bunch that he says he discovered happiness and camaraderie inside.
“That is my pleased place, so why not take a smaller contract and are available out right here and play with the fellows that I’ve been enjoying with,” Watkins stated.
Now, Watkins strikes on to a different AFC contender the place he’ll play alongside Lamar Jackson in hopes of taking the AFC’s prime spot away from the crew he spent the final three years with.
The Chiefs will travel to Baltimore in some unspecified time in the future within the 2021 NFL season.