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

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3. Having Watkins benefits teammates

Originally, the Rams were excited to bring Watkins on board since the former Clemson star seemed like he had the potential to not only emerge as the No. 1 wideout on offense, but also provide Goff with a speedy deep threat he had desperately been looking for. And while Watkins certainly put together a few impressive touchdowns from deep, the argument can be made that Los Angeles expected more receptions from the wideout under Sean McVay‘s system.

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With that being said, the one positive factor that stood out the most from the presence of Watkins is it paved the way for other players like Woods and Kupp to see more passes thrown in their direction. At first, Watkins was frustrated over the lack of passes being thrown his way, but in good time, he would eventually realize how much the extra attention received from opponents benefited the offense as a whole to help Woods and Kupp get more open.

The fact that Woods and Kupp were able to combine for 118 catches for 1,650 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns shows how much of a help Watkins was to this offense. And while Woods and Kupp should have no issues producing solid numbers once again in 2018, having Watkins in the picture as well would benefit all parties.