With the obligation Green Bay responded to the disposals in the Receiving Corps. The Packers lost Star Receiver Davante Adams (Oakland Raiders), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Chiefs) and Equanimeous St. Brown at the arch rivals Chicago Bears. Watkins now added a new pass receiver.

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The risk for the packers is manageable: Watkins, who was under contract in the last season with the Baltimore Ravens, comes as a free agent, should also have signed only one year, according to reports of NFL insiders and “modest” four million US dollars in the maximum case. The hopes associated with the change could quite rise – and if not, both sides can disconnect again after a year without greater losses.

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Watkins hopes with his change a new boost of his career. After all, he was drawn in the draft 2014 immediately in the first round at fourth place from the Buffalo Bills. At that time he was considered a hot candidate for a big career in the NFL. In his three years before the prestigious team of Clemson University, he came to 27 Touchdowns and 3391 yards at 240 catches. In his first year he seemed to fulfill the hopes of the bills: with 65 passports and 982 yards he set up two franchise records as rookie.

In 2015, he first confirmed this performance with 1047 yards and nine touchdowns. And this, although he had already missed some lots for injury problems. But subsequently, several more partly serious blessures broke him back and again – and also due to malet posts on his social channels, he maneuvered in Buffalo offside. In 2017 he closed his Los Angeles Rams, Already a year later he moved to the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the gain of Super Bowl Liv, it moved to the Baltimore Ravens 2020. At no one of these three stations he could build on the benefits of his first two years with the bills.

Watkins knows Headcoach Lafleur

Nevertheless, in 91 of his previous 99 NFL lots Watkins was as a starter on the court. And that’s why the packers hope for a healthy Watkin. Its 5059 yards are quite considerable, his 14.5 yards on average per passenge show him as a man for the deep passes. Passes that Green Bays Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has previously thrown on his congenial partner Adams. Or on Valdes scantling, which could escape with his speed of each defense. In addition, the Packers also hope that Watkins will have little adaptation problems in the cheese city. For the new man knows HeadCoach Matt Lafleur from Joll in the Rams (2016) – and Watkins also worked together with the new receiver coach Jason Vrable between 2013 and 2015 in Buffalo.

The connection between the packers on the one and watkins on the other side could thus work for both sides. But alone, Green Bay can not rely on the painful losses in the Receiver Corps – especially the Adam -. In the draft, the packers are therefore likely to draw an additional wide receiver early as early as in previous years.