Watkins could be the perfect addition to Chiefs receiving corp

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 23:44:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's no secret when newly acquired Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins takes the field, you always anticipate something big is about to happen.

To succeed in this Kansas City offense, even one of the games best playmakers is keeping his nose in the playbook.

"This offense is the broadest offense I've ever been in." Said Watkins. "It's definitely a mental challenge. I think that's what kind of gets me up every day and study the plays that come out here. Anybody can get the ball, and I got to learn all the positions."

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been pleased with the way things are coming together for Watkins.

"We are moving him all over the place and he's handled it," Said Reid. "We've overloaded him. That's how we do in this offense. That's something new for him. You can tell he's a guy that takes it away from here and studies."

Over his four NFL seasons with the Rams and Bills, Watkins has 25 touchdowns and 3,052 yards receiving. Adding him to the mix takes some of the pressure off of Quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

"When you have guys that are smart, intelligent guys that have a lot of talent for me it's all about getting (the ball) it to them, run the plays the right way, put the ball in their hands and they make all the things happen."