Sammy Watkins continuing career with Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins restructured his contract.

What It Means:

Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports says it's a 1-year deal that will pay Watkins a base of $9 million for 2020 and can reach $16 million with incentives. The move clears up $5 million for the Super Bowl champs. Watkins had more yards in all three of the Chiefs' playoff games than he did at any points from Weeks 2-17. He figures to retain his starting job in the slot, putting a ceiling on Mecole Hardman's outlook. Watkins turns 27 this summer.

Watkins averaged 8.65 FanDuel points during the regular season, finishing outside the top-50 at his position. After the opener, he failed to find the end zone or reach 70 yards in any non-playoff game. Watkins also recorded a career-low 7.5 yards per target, down from 9.4 the previous season.