No Sammy reunion: Ex-Bills WR signs three-year deal with Chiefs
Hopeful that Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott gave former Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins a wink and a nod on his way out last summer when the team traded him to the Los Angeles Rams?
Well, it appear’s McDermott did not. The ex-Bills wide out will join the Kansas City Chiefs, according to reports.
In 2014, the Bills traded multiple first-round picks to acquire the star receiver from Clemson, but the fan base soured on him because of an injury history. When McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane took over, the new regime began moving out several players drafted by former front offices, which included Watkins.
The Bills acquired a second-round pick and cornerback EJ Gaines in the Watkins deal. It appears Gaines will also leave Buffalo after one year, like Watkins will leave LA after one year, after the Bills signed cornerback Vontae Davis last week.
In regard to Watkins,the move could be a nice setup for his future.
With Tyreek Hill as the incumbent No. 1 WR for KC and Travis Kelce at tight end, it could be a tough call for opponents in terms of who they’d rather double-cover. Additionally, expect a more explosive offensive from the Chiefs in comparison to years past as Patrick Mahomes will take over for Alex Smith at quarterback.
In 2017 with LA, Watkins had 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games. Reports indicate that Watkins’ deal is worth up to $48 million with $30 million guaranteed.
Good luck, Sammy.