3 reasons Sammy Watkins will regret leaving Rams for Chiefs
By Dan Parzych
With Sammy Watkins reportedly signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, here are three reasons why the speedy wideout will regret not returning to the Los Angeles Rams.
Entering the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams had a big decision to make when it comes to whether they should use the franchise tag on Lamarcus Joyner or Sammy Watkins for the 2018 season. Obviously, the Rams would have preferred to secure both players returning after seeing the impact made last season, but at the end of the day, using the tag on Joyner was the right move since he would be tougher to replace.
As for Watkins, Los Angeles knew it was a risk to let the speedy wideout hit the free agency market when looking at all of the teams looking to fill a hole at receiver. And with the negotiating period officially underway before players are actually allowed to officially sign on Wednesday, it turns out Watkins has agreed to a three-year, $48 million ($30 million guaranteed) with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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In a way, Rams fans shouldn’t be all that surprised since it became pretty clear early on that money would play a major factor in where Watkins ended up, and other teams seemed to be more willing to offer more than the NFC West champions. But all things considered, there’s a good chance Watkins will regret leaving Los Angeles for Kansas City when seeing how good he had it, and here are three reasons why.