Sammy Watkins Opens Up About Decision to Teoscar Hernandez Jersey Blue Jays Sign with Chiefs

The story behind the signing

“This guy has a chance to be the best receiver in the NFL.”

Those were the words from Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach on the signing of free agent receiver Sammy Watkins, who was introduced to the local media Thursday afternoon.

“It’s an exciting time for me because I chose this, chose to come out here and spend hopefully the rest of my career here. It’s a very blessed moment for me and my family,” Watkins said at his introductory press conference.

Joining Watkins on the tour of his new facility were his soon-to-be-wife, Tala, and his two children—Samiah and Saliah, who at different times throughout the day were running around the facility with Chiefs’ staff members or taking naps on their shoulders while mom and dad took photos at the conclusion of his introductory press conference.

It was a small reminder of how life for these guys is about more than just football, and so are the decisions they make.

Beyond his athletic ability and how he’ll fit into an offense that rivals any in the league when it comes to talent at the skill positions—Watkins’ decision on where to continue his NFL career was guided in large part by what’d be best for them, which is what you’d expect anyone in his position to say, but his exp Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red lanation of the reasons behind  Danny Barnes Jersey it show a deeper look of  Luke Maile Jersey what Watkins is really all about.

“I take pride in being the best dad and future husband I can be, and when making this decision, I just couldn’t look at myself, the other players here or Andy Reid, I had to see what’s the best fit for (my family),” Watkins explained. “They’ve got great schools, and a great program with the wives and kids, and that was a big thing for me because we were very involved in Buffalo.

“I’m not a big city guy or into that party life,” he added. “I just wanted to be somewhere where I can be comfortable, where my family can be comfortable. My daughter’s getting older…I can raise my family and be happy here, and that’s what made me choose here.”

While taking a tour of Arrowhead Stadium later in the afternoon, Watkins’ three-year-old daughter was running around and treating the empty stadium like it was her giant playground—playing with several of the staff members along for the trip.

“That’s the best part about it,” Watkins said in that moment. “I feel like it’s a business, but it’s not just business here. Everyone has made us feel welcomed, and I’ve got to open up a little bit, talk to people, and usually I’m not like this, but I feel like it’s home for me.”

But this wasn’t Watkins’ first introduction to Arrowhead Stadium—that came a few years earlier in 2015 in a game he still remembers well, and one he called “the best of his career.”

“When I came here, I felt like I was in college again and it was easy to come out here and play and put on a show,” he explained. “I can’t wait to get out here and play in front of these guys.”

Watkins, who was with the Buffalo Bills at the time, finished that game with six catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns.

The fact that Watkins was even available for the Chiefs to sign in free agency is something Veach didn’t take for granted.

“It’s just hard to acquire these guys,” Veach explained. “When we’re sitting there in free agency and you see a 24-year old, elite playmaker, you don’t get those opportunities a lot. We talked about it in the staff room, we may not get this chance again.

“We expect to win and we have one chance to go get him, let’s make it happen.”

Over his four-year career, Watkins has averaged 15.9 yards per reception, which ranks sixth-best in the NFL since he came into the league as the No. 4 overall pick by the Bills in 2014.

He has game-breaking speed and challenges any cornerback to try and press him, something coach Andy Reid said they “invite people” to try and do next year, particularly considering they also have another burner there in Tyreek Hill, who averaged 15.8 yards per reception last year, as well.

Reid said Watkins will begin as the “X” receiver, which means he’ll be on the line of scrimmage and inviting that press coverage—if teams should dare.

But perhaps the most impressive stat from Watkins from last year is that he didn’t drop a single pass. Not one, despite having less than a month to develop any kind of chemistry with Rams’ second-year quarterback Jared Goff.

Watkins was traded by the Bills to the Rams in the middle of August, and he still managed to lead their team with eight touchdowns last year.

“I don’t know what me and the ball got going on, but it’s kind of like a magnet to me,” Watkins explained of his mindset when the ball is in the air. “It sticks to me and we got that connecti Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey on…no matter what the throw is, I’m going to go Curtis Granderson Jersey  and get it.”

Now that he’s tasked with learning another playbook, Watkins said he’ll lean on those around him to get him immersed with the verbiage and concepts.

“I’m just going to lean on the coaches and the players,” he explained. “I’m not going to be trying to rush anything, I’m just going to come to the coaches, lean on (receivers coach) Greg Lewis to help me out. There are players that have been here two or three years, those are the players I’m going to be asking a lot of questions and going to.

“I’m not going to be perfect. I’m going to mess up probably early on, but that’s just part of the process.”

One player who he’ll undoubtedly develop a relationship with is quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has already texted a bit with Watkins.

“I put my faith in the coaching staff and [Mahomes] not just to be my quarterback, but to grow with him as a friend and as a man and lead this team,” Watkins explained. “He’s going to be the leader of this team and I’m going to be behind him 100 percent. I just can’t wait to catch one ball from him, to just really make it feel so real.”

What became real for Watkins on Thursday is that for the first time in his NFL career, he got to choose where to play, and he chose Kansas City.

At different points throughout the day he noted Reid’s resume of working and getting the most out of players—guys like Terrell Owens, DeSean Jackson, Tyreek Hill and others, as part of the reason for joining the Chiefs, but mostly, he spoke about his family.

“At the age of five or six, I always told my parents I’m going to make it to the NFL,” Watkins explained. “Not just be famous, but I’m going to take care of my family. I found my purpose on what I want to do in life. Football just showed me good and bad. It can raise a boy to a man. I started off and gained relationships, teammates, coaches—you just gain so much from being a football player, and not just the accolades—the yards and the stats and fame, but it’s moments and memories that’ll last forever.

“Your kids can grow up and look back on this and see that, ‘Hey, daddy was a good man and a good person.’ It’s just a great opportunity to showcase your brand and who you truly are, and I finally kind of opened up to the world and am just being myself.”

Upon Further Review: Analysts from Around the NFL React to Chief Teoscar Hernandez Jersey Blue Jays s’ Newest Additions

A collection of what others have been saying about Kansas City’s offseason so far

The Kansas City Chiefs have been active to kick off the new league year, acquiring a handful of new players since the NFL opened for business on March 14.

Here’s a recap of the last few days along with commentary and statistics from those around the league.

Kansas City traded for cornerback Kendall Fuller from the Washington Redskins on Wednesday

Fuller ranked as one of the top cornerbacks in the league last season – both in the slot and overall – based on a variety of metrics.

Bleacher Report’s NFL1000 Scouts agreed with PFF, ranking Fuller as the t Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey op slot corner in football last season. Here’s what NFL1000 Lead Scout Doug Farrar had to say about the second-year defensive back:

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Fuller’s game in his second season is how many techniques he’s mastered. When asked to play more aggressively, he gets his hand on the receiver to use him as a landmark and smoothly follows the receiver through the route. In zone coverage, he has the Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red  smooth backpedal and quick hip turn to stick and stay with receivers, as well as the recovery speed to race in and grab the football. He has the potential to be the best slot cornerback in the NFL, and one could argue that he was just that in 2017.

The Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins on Thursday, adding a playmaker to an already dynamic group of skill position players

Watkins joins running back Kareem Hunt, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce on offense, who all tallied 1,000-yard seasons in 2017.

Here’s this from NFL.com:

Speaking of the Chiefs, second-year GM Brett Veach made good on his NFL Scouting Combine promise to recruit help for new starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Looking for a lead-caliber wideout to pair with Tyreek Hill, Veach landed Sammy Watkins, the former Bills and Rams pass-catcher who remains just 24 years old. With Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and star running back Kareem Hunt in tow, Mahomes has a chance to shine out of the gate. If anything was clear at the combine, the Chiefs absolutely love their bomb-dropping, rocket-armed new quarterback and plan to unleash him in full come September.

On the other side of the ball, Kansas City inked linebacker Anthony Hitchens from the Dallas Cowboys

Hitchens had his best season as a professional in 2017, establishing himself as one of the top all-around linebackers on the open market.

In another move, the Chiefs signed cornerback David Amerson to help bolster the secondary. Learn more about the four-year veteran here.

To roundup the rest of the week, the Kansas City re-signed punter Dustin Colquitt, fullback Anthony Sherman, wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas, linebacker Terrance Smith and defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins.

AFC West Free Agen Teoscar Hernandez Jersey Blue Jays t Tracker

See what moves are being made around the division

The 2018 NFL year officially began Wednesday, which meant the start of the free agency period, and the AFC West has been busy the past 48-hours.

Take a look below to see which free agents are staying, coming and going within the division:

Kansas City Chiefs

Incoming Players (6)

RB- Damien Williams

DT- Xavier Williams

QB- Chad Henne

WR- Sammy Watkins

LB- Anthony Hitchens

CB- David Amerson

Re-Signed Players (7)

FB – Anthony Sherman

P – Dustin Colquitt

WR – De’Anthony Thomas

DL – Jarvis Jenkins

LB – Terrance Smith

OL- Jordan Devey

DT- Stefan Charles

Signed With Other Teams (6)

LB – Ramik Wilson– signed with the Los Angeles Rams

LB – Kevin Pierre-Louis- signed with the New York Jets

QB – Tyler Bray – signed with the Chicago Bears

WR – Albert Wilson – signed with Miami Dolphins

OL – Zach Fulton – signed with Houston Texans

CB – Terrance Mitchell – signed with Cleveland Browns

Unrestricted Free Agents (6)

DL – Bennie Logan

CB – Phillip Gaines

CB – Kenneth Acker

S – Steven Terrell

RB – C.J. Spiller

LB – Derrick Johnson

Restricted Free Agents (1)

DL – Rakeem Nunez-Roches

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (1)

CB – Keith Baxter

Denver Broncos

Incoming Players (5)

QB- Case Keenum

CB- Tramaine Brock

DL- Clinton McDonald

K- Taylor Bertolet

LS- Christian Kuntz

Re-Signed Players (2)

LB- Todd Davis

G- Billy Turner

Signed With Other Teams (5)

QB- Brock Osweiler- signed with Miami Dolphins

WR- Cody Latimer- signed with New York Giants

LB- Corey Nelson- signed with Philadelphia Eagles

OT- Donald Stephenson- signed with Cleveland Browns

TE- Virgil Green- signed with Los Angeles Chargers

Unrestricted Free Agents (4)

RB- Jamaal Charles

OL- Allen Barbre

DE- Jared Crick

DE- Billy Winn

Tendered (2)

LB- Shaquil B Luke Maile Jersey arrett- second round

C- Matt Paradis- second round

Restricted Free Agents (1)

WR- Bennie Fowler III

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (7)

LB- Zaire Anderson

LB- Jerrol Garcia-Williams

DE- Shelby Harris

LB- Joseph Jones

LS- Casey Kreiter

WR- Jordan Taylor

OT- Elijah Wilkinson

Los Angeles Chargers

Incoming Players (3)

K- Caleb Sturgis

C- Mike Pouncey

TE- Virgil Green

Re-Signed Players (4)

LB- Nick Dzubnar

WR- Geremy Davis

T- Michael Schofield

S- Adrian Phillips

Signed With Other Team (3)

G- Kenny Wiggins- signed with Detroit Lions

DE- Jerry Attaochu- signed with San Francisco 49ers

G- Matt Slauson- signed with Indianapolis Colts

Unrestricted Free Agents (9)

S- Tre Boston

QB- Kellen Clemens

TE- Antonio Gates

T- Chris Hairston

K- Nick Novak

T- Michael Ola

RB- Branden Oliver

DT- Tenny Palepoi

LB- Korey Toomer

Tendered (2)

DE- Chris McCain- right of first refusal

WR- Tyrell Williams- second round

Restricted Free Agents (4)

WR- Isaiah Burse

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TE- Sean McGrath

RB- Andre Williams

Exclusive Rights Free Agents (1)

DT- Kaleb Eulls

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Incoming Players (13)

DL- Tank Carradine

LS- Andrew DePaola

TE- Derek Carrier

S- Marcus Gilchrist

LB- Emmanuel Lamur

RB- Doug Martin

WR- Jordy Nelson

FB- Keith Smith

P- Colby Wadman

WR- Griff Whalen

LB- Tahir Whitehead

LB- Kyle Wilber

CB- Shareece Wright

Re-Signed Players (3)

TE- Lee Smith

DT- Justin Ellis

QB- EJ Manuel

Signed With Other Teams (3)

DL- Denico Autry- signed with the Indianapolis Colts

CB- TJ Carrie- signed with the Cleveland Browns

WR- Michael Crabtree- signed with Baltimore Ravens

Unrestricted Free Agents (5)

LB- NaVorro Bowman

LS- Jon Condo

K- Sebastian Janikowski

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S- Reggie Nelson

Article will be updated daily.

Recapping the Chiefs’ F Teoscar Hernandez Jersey Blue Jays irst Handful of Offseason Moves

Here’s a look at everything the Chiefs have done so far this offseason

The new league year is underway in the N Men’s Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Authentic 18 Curtis Granderson Canada Day Red Scarlet Flex Base Jersey FL and the Kansas City Chiefs have been plenty busy. Here’s a collection of everything that’s happened so far.

Free Agency Signings:

The Chiefs have signed the following free agents as of Friday evening:

-Wide receiver Sammy Watkins from the Los Angeles Rams. Click here to learn more about the former first-round pick.

-Linebacker Anthony Hitchens from the Dallas Cowboys. Here’s five things to know about the Chiefs’ newest linebacker.

-Cornerback David Amerson from the Oakland Raiders. Amerson signed with Kansas City because “it just felt right.” Here’s five things to know about the new defensive back.

-Quarterback Chad Henne from the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Trades:

Kansas City acquired cornerback Kendall Fuller and a 2019 third-round draft pick (No. 78 overall) in exchange for quarterback  Danny Barnes Jersey Alex Smith. Click here to learn more about Fuller.

The Chiefs acquired a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 124 overall) and a 2019 second-round pick in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick.

For reference, here’s an updated look at where the Chiefs will be selecting in the 2018 Draft.

Players Re-Signed:

-Punter Dustin Colquitt. Check out the press release here.

-Fullback Anthony Sherman. Here’s a link to the news.

-Wide Receiver De’Anthony Thomas  

-Defensive Tackle Jarvis Jenkins

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-Linebacker Terrance Smith

-Offensive guard Jordan Devey

Players Released:

-Linebacker Tamba Hali. Here’s a link to the press release.

-Safety Ron Parker

Players That Signed Elsewhere:

-Wide receiver Albert Wil Curtis Granderson Jersey son signed with the Miami Dolphins

-Offensive tackle Zach Fulton signed with the Houston Texans

-Cornerback Terrance Mitchell signed with the Cleveland Browns

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced Danny Barnes Jersey  on Friday that the club has signed free agent quarterback Chad Henne.

“Chad has been in this league a long time and has a tremendous feel for the game,” General Manager Brett Veach s Luke Maile Jersey aid. “His experiences and knowledge will be valuable to our quarterback room, and on top of tha Teoscar Hernandez Jersey t, he has the physi Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey cal tools to step in if needed.”

“We’re happy to a Curtis Granderson Jersey dd Chad to our offense,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He’s been a consistent veteran player in this league and we look forward to what he will bring to our quarterback room.”

Henne (6-3, 222) has played in 67 games (53 starts) in 10 NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012-17) and Miami Dolphins (2008-11). His career numbers include 1,159 completions on 1,956 attempts (59.3%) for 12,931 yards with 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions (75.5 rating). He originally entered the NFL as a second-round selection (57th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 NFL Draft. The West Lawn, Pennsylvania, native, played collegiately at Michigan.

12 Things We Learned from Brett Veach’s Pre Teoscar Hernandez Jersey Blue Jays ss Conference on Wednesday

Veach spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon regarding the Chiefs’ recent moves

There hasn’t been a lack of action on the part of Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach over the past few days.

The roster is turning over and his stamp on what this team will look like in the future is quickly coming into picture. And to be fair, none of this should come as a surprise because as we’ve seen since he took over the job last summer, Veach isn’t afraid to be aggressive.

As evidenced by the fact that the Chiefs have made multiple trades and came to terms with multiple key free agents over the past 24 hours, it’s obvious that trend has continued.

Veach had the opportunity to talk with the media about those moves on Wednesday afternoon.

Here are 12 things we learned:

1. Veach spoke about the move to trade Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick:

“We’re really extremely excited about Kendall. He’s an ascending player with a tremendous amount of  Men’s Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Authentic 18 Curtis Granderson Canada Day Red Scarlet Flex Base Jersey potential, I mean this kid’s got versatility, instincts, and ball skills…We knew exactly what we wanted and we wanted Kendall Fuller, and we wanted compensation for a quarterback.”

2. Veach gave an update on veteran free agent punter Dustin Colquitt:

“I feel like [Colquitt] is something that’s moving in a positive direction, and that should be announced soon.”

3. Veach spoke about the opportunity to go through free agency for the first time as general manager with coach Reid:

“We speak the same language. We have a bunch of differences, we see players differently a lot of times but we have trust. We know at the end of the day what’s best for the team and we have a plan, a vision, and we know how to attack it and we know how to be aggressive about it.”

4. Veach spoke about the confidence he has in second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes:

“We made a move to go up and get him for a reason because his talent is unique and special. He’s a special person. We’re excited to give him some tools to work with and it’s going to be a lot of fun next year. You have an innovative head coach and an innovative staff. You have a bunc Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey h of weapons and we’re looking to have fun. This is something for the fans, too. We have the best fans in the NFL and we want to go out there and put on a show. We want them to be excited and watch the scoreboard light up.”

5. Veach admitted to trying to trade for linebacker Anthony Hitchens and receiver Sammy Watkins last year during training camp:

“When I took over in July, I got with (Director of Player Personnel) Mike Borgonzi and the first call I made was to Dallas about Anthony Hitchens. We went into the last camp and there is onl Luke Maile Jersey y so much you can do once you get to July. There is not a lot of space and rosters are set. I knew that Derrick [Johnson] was coming off another injury and just knew that we would have some potential depth issues. We went through all the teams that had linebackers with one year left on their deal. Those are teams that if they haven’t reached a deal with their player, they are in their last year so maybe they will move them…They said they weren’t going to move [Hitchens]. Then we went on and a month later when it was made aware that Sammy was going to be dealt from Buffalo, I talked to (Bills’ general manager) Brandon Beane about doing a trade. Problem is, he wanted a (second-round pick), and being a first-year GM, then going into the draft without a (first-round pick) or a (second-round pick) I would have put myself in a bind. We offered a (third-round pick) and it didn’t get it done.”

6. Veach spoke about what they’re getting in Watkins:

“Don’t let the production fool you. If you watch the tape, the guy is open all the time. Literally, open all the time. You are talking about 6’0” tall and change, a 4.38 (40-yard dash), tremendous hands, ball skills, really a refined player. There really isn’t anything you can’t do. Now, he had some injuries and bounced around a couple different places, and sometimes it takes some time to develop a cohesive deal with the quarterback and the offensive and the rhythm and the timing. You talk about a full offseason with this guy, it is going to be exciting. From a skill standpoint, he was the best player on our board in free agency.”

7. Veach spoke about the fact that the Chiefs have just one quarterback on their roster right now and the importance of a quality backup:

“It’s extremely important. We’ve always had that here. We’ve had that with Nick Foles and Chase Daniel, and I’m sure we’ll get something done soon.”

8. Veach spoke about going younger, considering all the new guys they signed to the roster are 25 years old or younger:

“You have your philosophies in the draft and certainly you have your core philosophies and principles in the free agency period. One of those is the guys that are young, the guys that can grow and develop within your Teoscar Hernandez Jersey  culture and with your vision for this team. This is a tough, violent league, and the more wear and tear you have the harder it is to produce and play. The younger you are the more juice you have. Those guys, like you said, would the level of interest have been the same if they were 30 years old? No, for sure.”

9. Veach gave an update on linebacker Dee Ford, who ended his season last year  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red on IR (back):

“Dee’s doing very well. He had the back and I spoke to Rick (Burkholder) last week and I think he’s going to be 100 percent come April 1st so we should see him out there at OTAs. I actually saw him today in the locker room. He looks great and I think he’s going to have a big year. I really do.”

10. Veach spoke about his overall philosophy for building the Chiefs’ roster right now:

“Just to win a Super Bowl. We’re doing everything we can to win a Super Bowl. We’re not trying to win a Super Bowl four years from now, we’re going out there and we’re trying to win a Super Bowl next year. Whether that happens I don’t know but I know that we’re going to do everything we can to put our team and our roster in a position to do so. If we have shortcomings we’ll continue to work on those things. We have a lot of talent here. It’s a lot of young talent which is exciting for the fans, but we realize there may be some growing pains, but we have guys that can straight-up play football and they’re exciting. I think our fans are going to love the product we produce.”

11. Veach spoke about what’s next:

“I’m excited to get back on the road and hit some pro days up and I’m excited about the draft. Who knows maybe we’ll get back in the first round before it’s all said and done.”

12. Veach ended with a follow-up about what he thinks Watkins could do with an entire offseason to prepare to play in Reid’s offense:

“Sammy went to LA and helped them achieve great things, and keep in mind that he got there a few weeks before the season started. There’s a lot of dialogue, a lot of verbiages, a lot of intricacies of an offense that you throw someone out there it’s hard. Yet he was still able to go out there, produce and do some great things. Imagine him coming here and we have the whole offseason and he can just absorb everything and go out there and play fast. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I think the sky’s the limit with this and that’s the way we kind of viewed it.”

Patrick Mahomes Projects Confidence, Says He’s Danny Barnes Jersey Ready to Work

The future is now

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of humility and confidence—the balance between an unrelenting belief in your own abilities and the self-awareness to know there’s more to learn and that you don’t have all the answers—that’s Patrick Mahomes.

The talent—is undeniable.

The work ethic, which isn’t widely known because he’s a guy who flew a bit under the radar last year as Alex Smith’s backup—has been something those close to him have raved about since he first arrived.

As a matter of fact, Mahomes spent much of his morning doing multiple media requests, and his afternoon will be spent throwing routes to a few of his teammates who are in town.

Moments before one of his interviews, Mahomes was busy texting with a teammate to make sure they’d be there at the work out away from the team facility later Thursday afternoon.

Always working, always trying to get better—something he learned, in part, by watching one of the best to ever do it in Kansas City last year.

“I told [Mahomes] that he could buy [Alex Smith] a castle and it wouldn’t pay for the experience that he was able to have working with [Smith],” Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid laughed Thursday morning.

“He showed me how to prepare and how to be a professional,” Mahomes said of Smith. “He helped me build a foundation of how you need to go in every single day and learn and keep getting better no matter where you’re at in your career.

“I got to see how [Smith] interacted with fans, how he interacted with his teammates, and of course, I have to add my own personality to that, but I feel like I’ve built a great relationship with these guys already and I look forward to keep building with them and having great friendships with them.”

Reid reiterated the fact that Smith went out of his way Curtis Granderson Jersey  to help Mahomes, who became the first Chiefs’ quarterback selected in the first round since 1983 last year, learn this system and be ready for his moment, whenever it was to come.

“That can be really sticky,” Reid said of that dynamic between the two quarterbacks and the situation they were in. “But their relationship, [Mahomes’] respect for Alex and how he handled it—this wasn’t Alex’s job to teach him, but that’s just how that room was, phenomenal room. I saw that part. I saw the way [Mahomes] went about working every day at practice.”

One key reason there’s a level of comfortability with moving forward with Mahomes was his performance in Week 17 of last year against the Denver Broncos.

In that game, Mahomes not only completed 63 percent of his passes for 284 yards and led the team on a game-winning two-minute drive on the road in a tough environment, but he handled the moment and showed a presence and demeanor that showed that it wasn’t too big for him.

That—perhaps, was as telling as the handful of jaw-dropping throws he made in the game.
“I had that opportunity to work with him in a game situation,” Reid, who called the plays in that game, explained. “You can’t predict that by any means but we were lucky enough to be able to do that.”

“For that game, we molded that game plan around him,” Reid added. “(New quarterbacks coach) Mike Kafka spent a lot of time with [Mahomes] (that week) when everybody else was kind of working on the playoff game. We didn’t put a lot of new in because we had a lot of young guys playing around him. He didn’t have the whole cast there.”

Moving forward, Reid admitted that the Chiefs’ offense might change a bit with Mahomes under center, compared to what we’ve seen over the past five years with Smith.

“We’ll try to utilize his strengths,” Reid said. “One of the things as a coach, that’s what you do. You exploit their strengths and you work on things they need to get better at. Will the offense change a little bit? Yeah, it will.

“It will change a little bit, but that’s fitting around his talents.”

The offense could additionally change a bit with the addition of free agent receiver Sammy Watkins, who has averaged an astounding 15.9 yards per reception in his career, which is sixth-best in the league since he first entered as a first-round pick (No. 4 overall) by the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

“We’re excited to give [Mahomes] some tools to work with, and it is going to be a lot of fun next year,” Chiefs’ general manager Brett Veach explained. “You have an innovative head coach and an innovative staff. You have a bunch of weapons and we are looking to have fun. And this is something for the fans, too.

“We have the best fans in the NFL and we want to go out there and put on a show. We want them to be excited and watch the scoreboard light up.”

“Super excited,” Mahomes said of the addition of Watkins. Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 1 Aledmys Diaz Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red  “Just from watching his film this last year and seeing him when I was in college, he’s a guy that’s super talented, a great player. He’s had a lot of success in the NFL. Just to add him to an offense that already has weapons everywhere, it makes life for me a little easier.

“I just need to put the ball in their hands and they’ll all make the plays.”

“We have guys that can go,” Reid added of Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and company. “But it’s not always about how fast you can run—quickness can be a strength, too, for a receiver. Route-running, knowing the defensive coverage and how you read those. But yeah, we have guys that can go down the field.”

On paper, the optimism is there for everyone. There’s a considerable buzz around the building of what could be possible for this team even in the near future looking at 2018, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be growing pains with a young team and a young signal caller.

“The comfort level is extremely high,” Reid explained of how he feels about moving forward with Mahomes right now. “Does that mean I’m not going to grind on him? It’s all roses right now. Does it mean he isn’t going to hit a rough spot here or there during the season? Well, it happens.

“It happens to every quarterback in the National Football League, but he’s wired the right way, I know that. Now he just has to go do it. Everything else is speculation to this point. It’s just a matter of us doing a good job coaching and him doing a good job playing, and the guys around him doing their thing and we roll.”

All that said, Mahomes remains confident in what this team could accomplish sooner rather than later, but as we’ve seen from him all along, that’s going to take work—something he’s ready for.

“I feel like as a team, we have won a lot of games in the last few years and we  Danny Barnes Jersey are bringing a lot of those guys back, and with the additions that we’ve added, I feel like we can have a very, very good offense,” Mahomes explained. “It’s all going to start with how we prepare, especially at my position, and how I can make myself ready every single week. That starts in OTAs and when I get to minicamp.”

Based on what he said earlier on Thursday and the fact that he’ll spend his afternoon throwing with some of the guys, it seems that work has already started. A great sign of things to come.

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Kansas City acquired a pair of draft picks on Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs made a pair of moves on Wednesday afternoon to begin the new league year, shaking up the order of next month’s draft in the process.

The Chiefs acquired a third-round pick (No. 78 overall) along with cornerback Kendall Fuller from the Washington Redskins in exchange for quarterback Alex Smith, giving Kansas City a Teoscar Hernandez Jersey  secon Luke Maile Jersey d pick in the third round.

In another move, Kansas City received two draft picks – a 2018 fourth-round selection (No. 124 overall) and a second-round pick in 2019 – in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters and a sixth-round pick. 

Here’s a rundown of where the Chiefs will be picking in next month’s draft following the moves according to NFL.com.

Round 2 – No. 54

Round 3 – No. 78 (from Washington)

Round 3 – No. 86

Round 4 – No. 122

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Round 6 – No. 196

Round 7 – No. 233

Round 7 – No. 243

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The Kansas City Ch Luke Maile Jersey iefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

“We’re fired up to have Sammy join our roster,” General Manager Brett Veach said. “We believe he was the best wide receiver on the market with an incredibly high ceiling. He’s got a good supporting cast around him here and with his size and speed, he can be a threat for us.”

“My hat’s off to Brett Veach and his staff for working to get Sammy on board with us,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He’s Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 1 Aledmys Diaz Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red  a dynamic player and we’re excited to add him to our team.”

Watkins (6 Danny Barnes Jersey -1, 211) has played in 52 games (51 starts) in four NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (2017) and Buffalo Bills (2014-16). His career numbers include 192 receptions for 3,052 yards (15.9 avg.) with 25 touchdowns. In 2015, Watkin Men’s Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Authentic 18 Curtis Granderson Canada Day Red Scarlet Flex Base Jersey s eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards, tallying 1,047 yards on 60 catches. He has 11 career games with 100-plus receiving yards, including four games over 150 yards.

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“Anthony has been a consistently tough football player in this league, and we are e Curtis Granderson Jersey xcited to add him to our defense,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. “He’s versatile with great vision and also has strong cover skills.”

“We believe Anthony has a lot of ability and a tremendous upside,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He’s a physical player that has consistently performed at a high level. He’ll fit well into our defensive Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red  system.”

Hitchens (6-0, 235) has played in 60 games (48 starts) in four NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2014-17). His career numbers include 301 tackles (190 solo), 21 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and 14 pressures. He owns two forced fumbles, eight passes defensed and one interception.

The Lorain, Ohio, native, originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection (119th overall) of the Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Iowa.