Chiefs agree to terms with WR Sammy Watkins

Erica Murray
March 14, 2018

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the deal will be worth $16 million per year over three seasons.

When free agency opens Wednesday, former Rams' WR Sammy Watkins intends to sign with the KC Chiefs, source tells ESPN.

Around this time a year ago, the Los Angeles Rams doing everything in their power to improve the passing game after seeing all of the struggles surrounding Jared Goff as a rookie in 2016 since other than Todd Gurley, the former California star didn't really have that much to work with on offense.

Despite playing only three seasons at Clemson before opting to enter the draft, Watkins remains the Tigers' career leader in receiving yards (3,391) and receiving touchdowns (27).

Watkins' move to Kansas City and Allen Robinson's move to the Chicago Bears take the top two free agent wide receivers off the market immediately. Kansas City also found a gem in running back Kareem Hunt, who's looking to build on a superb rookie season.

Watkins, 24, burst onto the scene his first two years in the league with the Bills but struggled last season after he was traded to the Rams, following an injury-plagued 2016 season. Kansas City agreed to trade Alex Smith to the Redskins this offseason, opening up the starting quarterback spot for Patrick Mahomes.

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