The Rams decision not to franchise tag Watkins, instead tagging LaMarcus Joyner was a pretty obvious one, considering Watkins was the second most productive former Buffalo Bills wideout on the Rams a year ago (behind Robert Woods), which is not a great title to have. He starred at Clemson, and the Bills gave up future first- and fourth-round picks in order to move up five spots and draft Watkins in 2014.
Sammy Watkins reportedly agrees to deal with Chiefs
The 24-year-old was hampered by injuries during his time with the Bills, though he managed to top the 1,000-yard mark in just 13 games during the 2015 seasons - finishing with 60 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns.
As for Jacksonville, it would be left with a bare-bones situation at receiver, with Marqise Lee also hitting free agency when the new league years becomes official at 4 p.m. ET on March 14.More news: Analyst EPS Estimates Coverage: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)
And he's a fantastic fit for the Chiefs, who now have a bunch of field stretchers on their versatile offense.
With Reid's complex blend of college and pro schemes, the Chiefs have unlimited upside offensively.More news: Mizzou Basketball's Jordan Barnett Arrested for DUI
The Packers are also reportedly interested in receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Jimmy Graham, a clear sign that general manager Brian Gutekunst wants to upgrade his passing game with proven, veteran talent in free agency.More news: Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella reveals Champions League tactics