Sammy Watkins heading to Chiefs with 3-year deal


The Kansas City Chiefs have landed a big-name receiving threat for young quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. is planning to sign wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a three-year contract, according to sources informed of the deal. The deal is expected to be worth $48 million with $30 million guaranteed at the signing, per Rapoport.

The deal cannot be finalized until the new league year opens Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Watkins joining the Chiefs takes the top two receivers off the free-agent market after Allen Robinson agreed in principle to sign with the Chicago Bears early Tuesday morning. Watkins was ranked No. 5 in NFL.com’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2018.


Adding Watkins gives Andy Reid a bevy of field-stretching targets with Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. With Mahomes’ big arm, he’s set up to succeed in his first year as starter, if all his weapons are on the field.

Watkins entered free agency the biggest wide receiver swimming in the pond despite coming off one disappointing season in Los Angeles, following an injury-plagued start to his

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000920815/article/sammy-watkins-heading-to-chiefs-with-3year-deal

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