The Kansas City Chiefs and reworked Sammy Watkins one year contract. The wide receiver can earn 16 million next year.
Watkins had a monster cap number ($21m). All things equal, he wanted to stay with the #Chiefs but wanted a fair shake. Got a deal that helps both sides and he didn’t have to hit a WR market that’s been shaky. Good work by Brett Veach and Watkins’ agent @ToryDandy to compromise. Via Mike Garafolo.
deal for Sammy Watkins: —$1m signing bonus —$7m base salary —$1m in per-game roster bonuses —Up to $1m playtime/TD incentives (75% or 7 TDs gets him the full $1m) —Up to $6m in performance and postseason incentives (See next tweet) —No-trade clause
Watkins’ postseason incentives breakdown: —8TDs and team makes playoffs: $750k —65 catches + playoffs: $750k —800yds + playoffs: $750k —AFC Champ win (50% snaps in game): $1.25m —65 catches + AFC Champ: $1.25m —800 yds + AFC Champ: $1.25m
The former fourth pick overall by the Buffalo Bills in 2014 totaled 673 yards with 3 touchdowns last season for 14 games with the Chiefs. Watkins had 98 receiving yards in the last Super Bowl, the last one is a clutch 38 yards in the fourth quarter when the Kansas City Chiefs is down 20-17 to lead a comeback win.