WR - KC
The Ravens had trouble recruiting wide receivers this offseason. Sammy Watkins is the one big name they were able to bring in, and he fully expects the offense to transform in 2021. The former Chiefs pass-catcher said that he believes Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who has drawn criticism for the team's passing game, will move players around and truly open up the offense. It's worth mentioning that the two spent time together with the Buffalo Bills in 2015 and 2016.
Specifically, Watkins said, "I just can’t wait. He’s going to utilize us in so many different ways. He’s got a complex offense. I know the world hasn’t been seeing that yet, but he’s definitely going to open it up this year, run the ball and do, I’m pretty sure, all types of things with this offense.” There has clearly been conversation between Watkins and Roman, and you can't help but wonder if the former's signing with Baltimore was contingent on knowing the team's plans. No matter the scenario, it is refreshing to see that at least one Baltimore receiver has his offensive coordinator's back. The Ravens have had a dynamic offense but lacked an elite passing game, so perhaps there is reason to believe they will take that next step in 2021.
WR Sammy Watkins is signing a one-year, $6 million contract with the Ravens. The deal includes $5 million guaranteed.
Watkins visited both the Ravens and Colts this past week, but ultimately ends up with Baltimore on a one-year deal. The 27-year-old was limited to 10 games in 2020 due to calf injury. He hauled in 37 receptions on 55 targets for 421 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs last season. Watkins gives QB Lamar Jackson another target in the Ravens passing game to go along with WR Marquise Brown and TE Mark Andrews. Watkins is currently 77th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus rankings, but expect that number to rise with the latest news.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sammy Watkins is meaning with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday after his meeting with the Ravens on Tuesday.
Multiple teams continue to assert an interest in the veteran WR Watkins. He is scheduled to visit with Ravens on Tuesday then follow it up with a meeting with the Colts on Wednesday. The Texans and Titans are also rumored to be interested in the veteran receiever.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that free agent WR Sammy Watkins is visiting the Ravens Tuesday.
Watkins is one of the top free agent wide receivers available and will visit the Ravens Tuesday. The 27-year-old was limited to 10 games in 2020 due to calf injury. He hauled in 37 receptions on 55 targets for 421 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs last season. Watkins would give QB Lamar Jackson another target in the Ravens passing game to go along with WR Marquise Brown and TE Mark Andrews. The Ravens reportedly are looking to add another receiver via free agency. Stay tuned.
Sammy Watkins caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
Watkins made his return to the Chiefs lineup after missing time with a calf injury. He hadn't played since Week 16, and while he appeared to be healthy, he only received one target in a game where the Chiefs played from behind for the entire contest. Watkins' future in KC is undetermined, as he's floated the idea of retirement since last season. Should he not return, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson would move up the Chiefs' depth chart next season. Watkins' season ends with a career-low 421 receiving yards.
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