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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Free agency hasn’t even officially began yet but Sammy Watkins has already found his next team. The veteran wide receiver decided that playing for Andy Reid and the Chiefs were the ideal landing spot for him. At $16 million dollars a year it’s easy to see why Kansas City was the right fit for Watkins. That’s a significant payday and Watkins gets to play with a true competitor. When you also factor in that the Chiefs will start Patrick Mahomes this upcoming season. A player who is known for having a cannon as a throwing arm. It makes sense for Sammy Watkins because there’s going to be a lot of plays made in the passing game. With the speedster Tyreek Hill on one side and Watkins on the other this offense is loaded with weapons. Then you have Travis Kelce working the middle of the field and it’s easy to see that this team could take the next step in 2018. This is a far better signing than when Kansas City signed Jeremy Maclin to be one of their big play guys. Watkins has a bigger frame which is much better suited for the pro game and Reid should be able to optimize those talents a little better. The trio of Hill, Kelce, and Watkins will be one of the best groups of pass catchers the Chiefs have had in a long time. Expect to see a lot of points put on the board at Arrowhead Stadium next fall.
It should also be noted that KC signed Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Anthony Hitchens as well. Hitchens will help sure things up on the defensive side of the ball after Derrick Johnson’s departure. Hitchens will reportedly make $9 million dollars per season so it’s a significant acquisition for a team that is gearing up for a championship run.
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