The Kansas City Chiefs and Sammy Watkins agreed to a deal Tuesday morning that will make Watkins a Chief.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported K.C. has agreed in principle to a three-year deal with wide receiver Sammy Watkins, 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.
With two options that can stretch the field already in Kansas City with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Watkins provides a nice mix as he’ll be a strong body and give Patrick Mahomes an additional target in the redzone.
Despite a down year in Sean McVay’s high-flying offense, with only 593 yards on 39 receptions with eight touchdowns, Watkins was still the most intriguing free agent option at the wide receiver position.
As long as everyone remains healthy this Chiefs offense could end up becoming a nightmare for defensive coordinators.