After the transition from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs made sure the young quarterback had the weapons necessary to succeed. So, they went out and got the top receiver on the market in Sammy Watkins.
Now in Kansas City, Watkins had glowing praise for the Chiefs offense, one in which he will have to line up at various receiver positions.
Sammy Watkins may be a new face around the Chiefs organization, but his work ethic and versatility will be a huge asset to the Chiefs in 2018. https://t.co/WRWLBsAZny— Shaun Goodwin (@ShaunGoodwinKC) June 7, 2018
"This offense is the brightest offense that I’ve ever been in," Watkins told the Kansas City Star. "It’s definitely a mental challenge, but I think that’s kind of what gets me up every day and studying plays and coming out here. … Anybody can get the ball, and I’ve got to learn all the positions. I can’t just learn one position."
Watkins sounds like he is embracing the offense, as well as how he will be utilized for the years to come.
Let's not forget that the Chiefs paid a hefty price for Watkins in order to help their young signal caller succeed, signing him to a three-year, $48 million deal.
That is the salary he earned by hauling in 39 receptions for 593 yards and eight touchdowns with the Los Angeles Rams.
Sammy Watkins embracing "mental challenge" of Chiefs offense https://t.co/cIDqwzRDFp— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 8, 2018
Watkins has the opportunity of a lifetime to truly show his potential as a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Lining up alongside Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce could be the recipe for success for Watkins, as well as the Chiefs.