The Kansas City Chiefs have given their loaded offense a boost by agreeing to a deal with Sammy Watkins. This was first reported by NFL Networks Ian Rapoport
The #Chiefs locked in on WR Sammy Watkins late last night and the deal is expected to be worth roughly $16M per year over 3 years, sources say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Rapoport also reported the numbers on the deal a little later, the deal is officially for 3-years, $48 million with $30 million guaranteed. This deal only runs until Watkins is 27 when he can re-up with the team and still be a feature in the offense if he fits right.
This deal helps kick off a new era in Kansas City, the team traded away start Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins. With Smith gone Patrick Mahomes will be the starter and will now have tools like Watkins Kelce, Hunt, and Hill to start off his career.
Watkins has had a rough start to his career with injuries marring his Buffalo campaign and inconsistency following him in L.A. Last season with a high-powered L.A. offense Watkins only brought in 593 yards on 39 catches with eight touchdowns. Although head coach Andy Ried will almost certainly find a way to make Watkins effective on his roster.