Chiefs restructured Sammy Watkins' contract.
Initially set to sponge the largest cap hit ($21 million) among all wideouts in 2020, Watkins' restructured one-year deal doles out a $9 million base salary with a chance to reach $16 million in additional incentives. While this move fortuitously creates $5 million in savings for the organization, it also keeps the 26-year-old entrenched as the team's starting slot receiver for another year. Sophomore speedster Mecole Hardman's breakout will likely have to wait since this reshuffling ensures 10-of-11 starters (minus former LG Stefen Wisniewski) from the team's Super Bowl-winning offense return for one more run. Watkins' fantasy outlook remains a late-round dart based solely on his three-game postseason resurgence (14/288/1). Apr 03 7:58 am (EST)
- Watkins, who is slated to count $21 million against the Chiefs' salary cap this coming season, is a candidate to have his deal restructured, Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star reports.
- Watkins confirmed that he plans to play football in 2020, but he acknowledged that his future with the Chiefs is uncertain, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. "I need some down time," Watkins said. "I'm gonna talk to coach Reid about it. I don't control the contracts, or the trade, or if they're gonna give me a better contract."
- The Chiefs hope to retain Watkins for 2020, though his $14 million salary could make it difficult, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. All Sammy Watkins News
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2019 SEASON STATS
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|Dec 29||W 31 - 21||LAC||2||1||8||0||0||0|
|Dec 22||W 26 - 3||@ CHI||5||2||28||0||0||0|
|Dec 15||W 23 - 3||DEN||4||3||49||0||0||0|
|Dec 08||W 23 - 16||@ NE||8||4||50||0||0||0|
|Dec 01||W 40 - 9||OAK||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 18||W 24 - 17||@ LAC||3||2||26||0||0||0|
|Nov 10||L 35 - 32||@ TEN||9||5||39||0||12||0|
|Nov 03||T 0 - 0||MIN||10||7||63||0||0||0|
|Oct 27||L 31 - 24||GB||8||5||45||0||0||0|
|Oct 17||W 30 - 6||@ DEN||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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