It’s no secret the Green Bay Packers need more wide receiver weapons after losing superstar Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Well on Thursday, the team took a step in the right direction in finding Aaron Rodgers another reliable option.
After hosting Sammy Watkins on a visit, the Packers have decided to hand him a one-year deal with $4 million. Via Adam Schefter:
Packers are giving former Ravens’ WR Sammy Watkins a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2022
Watkins was once a star before injuries hampered his production. He started his career with the Bills before heading to Rams and eventually latching on with the Chiefs. Watkins spent 2021 with the Ravens but posted rather disappointing numbers. He only had 27 catches for 394 yards and just 49 targets in total. The Packers offer him a fresh start to hopefully find his best again.
Of course, aside from Adams leaving, Green Bay also saw Marquez Scantling-Valdes head to Kansas City, leaving them with Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard as their main two WR targets. Watkins could potentially slot in as the No. 3 option for Rodgers if he plays well enough.
There is no question the opportunities will be there for him, it’s just a matter of taking advantage and making the most of them. Expect the Packers to also try and draft a wideout later this month.