Those “Sammy Watkins to the Philadelphia Eagles” rumors could pick up steam again.
Here we go again. Weren’t we just discussing this last season? Think about how loaded the Chiefs are at the wide receiver position. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are monsters. Tyreek Hill is an alien posing as an NFL star, and on top of that, the Chiefs just added Kalija Lipscomb in the most recent NFL Draft.
Lipscomb was a former student of new Eagles wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead while at Vanderbilt and got quite a few looks from the “Birds” during the draft process. He’s going to be special.
Sammy Watkins, as talented as he is, all of a sudden, is expendable. The Chiefs are so loaded at wideout, that you could make the argument that, at best, he’s their third or fourth option. He signed a one-year deal in the offseason, meaning the Chiefs weren’t married to the idea of committing to him long-term. What does that mean for the “Birds”.
From Philly’s standpoint, with Alshon Jeffery on the decline, DeSean Jackson always being a possible member of the injury report at any given moment, and Marquise Goodwin not having any guarantees past the current campaign, someone like Watkins could be what the doctor ordered for a team that could very well, again, be looking for help at the wide receiver position by the time the 2021 offseason rolls around.