Packers Rumors: Sammy Watkins Signs 1-Year Contract Worth Up to $4M

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 14, 2022

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 21: Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches the football during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens on November 21, 2021 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Sammy Watkins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal could reportedly be worth up to $4 million.

Green Bay hosted the free agent Thursday, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, and the two sides quickly came to an agreement.

Watkins spent last season with the Baltimore Ravens, totaling 27 catches for 394 yards and one touchdown in 13 games.

The 28-year-old had 1,613 receiving yards and eight touchdowns combined over his previous three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Watkins was a key part of the Chiefs' run to the Super Bowl after the 2019 season, totaling 288 receiving yards across the three postseason games.

The 2014 No. 4 overall pick is seven years removed from his lone 1,000-yard season with the Buffalo Bills, although he can still be a quality contributor on a team that is desperate for receiving help.

After dealing All-Pro Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders and losing Marquez Valdes-Scantling to free agency, the Packers were left without many proven options on the depth chart.

Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb were the only returning players with more than 100 receiving yards last season, while 2021 third-round pick Amari Rodgers had just four catches as a rookie.

Even if the Packers use one of their two first-round picks on a wideout, the team still needed more experience in the passing attack.

Watkins could be a reliable option for quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he tries to keep Green Bay in contention in 2022.