Posted: 4/07/2020 3:48 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins averaged 96 yards receiving in three playoff contests in 2019 after averaging 51.8 receiving yards in 13 regular-season outings.
Posted: 4/03/2020 2:39 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins can earn $750,000 for each of the following: eight touchdowns and a playoff berth; 65 catches and a playoff berth and 800 yards receiving with a playoff berth. He can earn $1.25 million for each of the following: an AFC Championship Game win with 50 percent of the snaps played; 65 catches with an AFC Championship win and 800 yards receiving with an AFC Championship win.
Posted: 4/03/2020 12:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) restructured his contract Friday, April 3, which was a one-year deal worth $9 million and could reach $16 million with incentives. The move creates $5 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 season for the Super Bowl champs, and he'll just turn 27 in June. He hasn't played 16 games since his rookie season six years ago, but he'll be a flex option in good matchups. Target him as a WR4.
Posted: 2/25/2020 6:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins will likely have to rework his deal in order to return to the team, according to general manager Brett Veach. Watkins is expected to make $14 million next season.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 line last season and has some WR4 viability, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
Posted: 2/06/2020 6:46 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins isn't likely to accept a pay cut from his $14 million salary if he were to be asked, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler.
Huddle Up: Even though Watkins had a strong postseason with 14 catches for 288 yards and a TD on 18 targets, he was non-factor for most of the regular season following his nine-catch, 198-yard, three-TD debut in Week 1. We shall see if the Chiefs come asking for a restructured deal this offseason.
Posted: 2/06/2020 3:53 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins intends to play next season but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he will look to take some 'down time.'
'I'm really focused on my health....mental health,' Watkins added.
Huddle Up: Watkins played very well in the postseason after doing little following an explosive three-score Week 1. His cap number for next season is reportedly $21 million, however, making it highly probable he will not return for the final year of his deal with the Chiefs. Watkins sounded as if he has a number of goals he would like to reach in the near future, so it sounds as though he'll be ready for a few more seasons so long as he gets enough time to decompress psychologically and recover physically.
Posted: 2/05/2020 7:30 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said he plans to play next season but may skip some offseason workouts for his mental health and to spend time with his family.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs want to keep Watkins, but he may be released because of his salary cap hit. Watkins had a solid regular season and played very well in the playoffs, so he should be a starting receiver for a team in 2020. He can be a No. 3 receiver or weekly flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/05/2020 1:10 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is a player the Chiefs hope to bring back next season even though he is scheduled to make $14 million in 2020.
Huddle Up: Watkins was a big part of the passing game during the playoffs and posted 288 yards and one touchdown in three playoff games. He likely will continue to be a starting receiver if he remains with the Chiefs and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/30/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said Thursday, Jan. 30, he may sit out the 2020 season, if the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. 'I don't know what I'm going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I might sit out a year. You just never know,' Watkins said. 'Not retiring, but I might just want to rest up and chill. I don't know. I don't want to say I'm going to do something, but you never know. I might want to go somewhere else and create another Super Bowl team. So it's just all about how I'm feeling.' Watkins carries a cap hit of $21 million for the 2020 season, the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: The sixth-year pro caught 52 of 90 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season, but all three scores and 198 of those yards came in Week 1. He next topped 100 yards and found the end zone in the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans. He's a risky WR4 if he does return for the final year of his contract.
Posted: 1/14/2020 3:23 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is scheduled to carry a league-high charge of $21 million against the 2020 salary cap. Releasing him will save $14 million against the cap.
Huddle Up: After Watkins basically disappeared following a three-score Week 1, it's unlikely the Chiefs have any interesting in keeping him around, and especially not at such a huge cap charge. This offense has several young wideouts waiting for their chance to shine, so expect the veteran journeyman to continue his career elsewhere in 2020.