Chiefs reportedly using Sammy Watkins ‘all over the place’
One of the big moves that the Kansas City Chiefs made this NFL offseason was the signing of veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year, $48 million deal in free agency. This has brought on board another dynamic receiver threat to the team’s promising offense.
Head coach Andy Reid has already made it clear that the Chiefs plan to use Watkins in an assortment of ways this upcoming season by moving him around all over the field, according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com.
Watkins has proven to be a unique talent on the field in the passing game due to his speed and big-play ability. What had derailed his career a bit was the injury, but he had gotten past in his lone campaign with the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 season where he played in all but the season finale due to the team sitting players out.
Although his production took a notable dip, Watkins displayed the game-changing talent in flashes, which is something that the Chiefs are hoping to maximize. He has previously shown that he can be dependable receiving option during his tenure with the Buffalo Bills posting a 1,000 receiving yard campaign with 60 catches for 1,047 receiving yards back in 2015.
Kansas City is rolling with second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes to take over the starting duties in his second year with Pro Bowler Alex Smith out of the picture, but the team has plenty of offensive weapons. The offense features several Pro Bowl talents such as tight end Travis Kelce, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and running back Kareem Hunt. All of this could lead to Watkins putting together a bounce-back 2018 campaign.