Sammy Watkins Future With Buffalo
According to USA Today on Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills will choose not to pick up the fifth-year option on Sammy Watkins’ rookie contract.
Watkins contract was worth $13.2 million for the 2018 season. But unfortunately, the former Clemson Tiger has suffered multiple foot injuries over his last few seasons. No team would be willing to put money down for that. Especially since the wide receiver relies heavily on his feet.
Also with that money the Bills can invest in other team needs.
“Sammy and I have had good conversations about this decision,” coach Sean McDermott said in a statement released by the team. “There is no question that Sammy is a very good football player and has worked very hard during his rehab this offseason. We look forward to seeing a healthy Sammy Watkins on the field in 2017.”
In fact, the team drafted wide out Zay Jones in the second round, showing that Watkins may be out the door soon.
But nothing is set in stone for Watkins future in Buffalo. The stud receiver always can work out a long-term deal with the Bills. Also, the team could franchise tag him for a season.
Watkins, 23, has only completed three NFL seasons. He has a total of 153 receptions for 2,459 yards, according to ESPN. He also fell in the end zone for a total of 17 touchdowns.
He has shown many flashes of greatness, but due to injury he has regressed. Hopefully he will bounce back and show he can take it up a notch.
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