When I heard that the Chiefs were interested in Sammy Watkins, I was somewhat interested. I hadn’t reviewed his film in any meaningfully way, so everything I knew about him was limited to brief highlights and what showed up in the box score. I knew him to be immensely talented, but had struggled with injuries in the past and didn’t really light it up in L.A. last season.
When news broke that the Chiefs signed him to a three-year, $48 million deal, I was surprised that the Chiefs were going THAT all in on a receiver. But I didn’t know enough about Watkins as a player to make a real judgment. So it became time to turn on the film.
And what I found was a guy who gets open. A lot.
This is why you pay Watkins. The ability to separate 1×1 with consistency at all levels of the field vs any type of coverage is wildly valuable. pic.twitter.