Former Rams WR Sammy Watkins Expected To Sign With Kansas City

Bears Packers battling for Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins

Rapoport says the deal is worth $48 million with a $30 million guaranteed at signing.

Watkins was drafted by the Buffalo Bills as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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.

And he's a fantastic fit for the Chiefs, who now have a bunch of field stretchers on their versatile offense.

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has talked about the importance of getting new quarterback Patrick Mahomes some speed at receiver and becoming faster on defense, too, and they're moving aggressively to fix both issues.


It is not the first time Reid's dabbled in free agency and/or spent big when it comes to wideouts either.

The Rams opted not to hand Watkins the franchise tag but were reportedly still going to make a strong push to keep the talented receiver.

Of course, it's possible each team ends up with one of the two top receivers, which would create another interesting dimension to the already deep-seated rivalry.

The AFC West might be more wide open than we've seen it in a while, but the Chiefs are not engaging in some rebuild this offseason.

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