Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons to bring Sammy Watkins back in 2018

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It’s time to take a look at three reasons why the Los Angeles Rams need to make sure Sammy Watkins is back in 2018.

After averaging just 14 points per game during the 2016 season, the Los Angeles Rams understood the importance of upgrading their receiving corps if they truly wanted to get the best out of Jared Goff in the passing game. And while the Rams certainly made a splash with the additions of Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, one of the top moves that was completely unexpected was the acquisition of Sammy Watkins in the preseason.

With the Buffalo Bills declining their former wideout’s fifth-year option back in May, it was clear that it was only a matter of time before Watkins ended up elsewhere, which is why the team was willing to trade him to Los Angeles when they did. Despite previous concerns over his ability to stay healthy, Watkins turned out to be a great addition for the Rams’ offense, even if his numbers (39 catches for 593 yards with eight touchdowns in 15 games) weren’t exactly what the team expected.

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All things considered, there are plenty of reasons why Los Angeles needs to strongly consider bringing Watkins back since his contract is up, whether it’s from using the franchise tag or simply rewarding him with a new deal. So with the Rams preparing for another busy offseason, here are three reasons to make the case for the team bringing Watkins back, no matter what it takes.